Hello! I am Steph & back in 2016 I gave birth to my first son. The labour was less than 1 hour total, and he arrived quite quickly. However due to the quick delivery I suffered a lot of trauma both mentally and physically. I ended up suffering from quite a large haematoma, and was not listened to by hospital staff until I started getting up to walk, I ended up collapsing on the floor and was unconscious for over half an hour due to significant blood loss. I had surgery and was in the critical care unit for 48 hours, during that time I did not see my son, and was hand expressed by nurses so my husband could feed our son. I believe I have since recovered, and in 2020 I went on to have my second child (induced!) with no issues. However went through the birth during covid. So had quite limited support during that time!
Looking forward to chatting!