Okay, so I felt like torturing myself today so I went back to the hospital for Silas' medical records and then popped into Labor and Delivery to have a chat with the head of the department. While I waited for her I thought I was going to have a panic attack and pass out, but the conversation ended up being good. She has now asked me to come to a staff meeting to share my experience and help educate the staff on how they can better support women who experience stillbirth in their hospital. Now, I need your help…
What type of support would you have liked to have been given by the hospital that you didn't get?
What did they do that you liked?
What suggestions do you have that could have improved your stay there?
A few of my suggestions will be:
1. Offer NILMDTS services. The brochure was in a folder they gave me, but they didn't point it out or explain it to me. Thus, I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked.
2. Ask more often if I want to hold my son. I was in such shock that I didn't hold him that long and I wish that was different.
3. Offer to let me bath and clothe my son