"Unimpressed with the postnatal care"
About: Prince of Wales Private Hospital Prince of Wales Private Hospital Randwick 2031
Posted by augusttk68 (as ),
I had my child at Prince of Wales Private hospital, and the postnatal care I received from the midwives was extremely traumatic, in my opinion and triggered my downward spiral into postnatal depression.
I was worried about my ability to breastfeed so brought a pump with me to the hospital to stimulate supply. I was then abused by one of the midwives for having a breast pump. In my opinion, if I want to have a breast pump, I will have a breast pump. I have rights, and if I want to pump milk to stimulate supply, I believe I have every right to.
On my fifth night in the hospital, I was so tired, I asked to have my baby put in the nursery. The same midwife then abused me for wanting to put my baby in the nursery and lectured me about how it would affect my milk supply - I believe this is completely false! Putting your baby in the nursery for three hours will not impact milk supply whatsoever, but I kept my baby in my room because I did not have the energy to argue with them.
Unfortunately, it didn't help my supply at all, and on the next day, my milk had still not come in. I begged the midwives for formula but was refused. I believe this is a complete breach of patient rights.