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"Induction and Emergency C Section."

About: Wodonga Hospital

(as the patient),

I had a horrible first birth at Wodonga and have since left the area. I was induced at Wondonga Hospital. Soon after the gel was applied at 4pm and I started to have contractions, so I was given Tamazepam and Morphine to stop the contractions. The next morning the doctor came at 8 and I believe quite clumsily broke my waters after first rupturing his own glove. I was placed on the drip straight away which resulted in continuous contractions, I asked for it to be turned down and the midwife said it wouldn't work if it was turned down. It was in too much pain so I asked for an epidural, the anaesthesiologist said I was only 2cm, what was I having a epidural for? He squirted my husband in the eye while administering the epidural.

The catheter was over inflated and I was in a lot of pain from that through the epidural for hours until I was re-done.

After several hours I had a long and thorough vaginal exam and the obstetrician said my pubic bone was a hook shape and my baby wouldn't come out and ordered an emergency c section at 5 pm - with what I believe was the surgical team discussing going to the pub afterwards.

Someone in that hectic situation said to my husband after the surgery I would not be able to have any following babies vaginally.

My issue is I have no documentation on this and feel it is just as likely the cascade of interventions lead to the c section and if it was left for labour to start on its own after the AROM (artificial rupture of membranes), I may have had success.

So now I am going to have my second child and I have asked several times for my records from the hospital and to be only given my discharge summary and nothing else, like my surgical report. I want to know why I lost consciousness on the table, why my husband and baby were taken out of the operating room, and why my husband was told I can't deliver naturally and no one can seem to help.

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