NZ Mum left with a broken leg claims a nurse forced her to walk soon after she gave birth to her first child while still feeling numb.
The 27-year-old had given birth to her son in the late afternoon, after having an epidural at midday.
Her midwife at the time stayed with the new mum until 9.30pm, before handing her care over to a staff nurse with the instruction she could be transferred to a maternity care centre after she had regained feeling in her numb right leg.
However Shina claims the nurse soon made her get up, despite her protests.
“Once the midwife left, the staff nurse, she started forcing me to walk,” Shina told the Herald on Sunday.
“She asked me to go and have my shower so I tried to get off the bed but I fell halfway. My family was over so they helped me. They were so angry they made me sit on the chair and sponged me.”
The mum was then told around midnight that the ward was full and she needed to vacate the bed.
Despite her requests for a wheelchair, Shina wasn’t provided one and she fell as her family attempted to help her walk to her car, breaking her leg – which she admits she couldn’t even feel, because it was still numb.
The new mum was taken back into the maternity ward, and later underwent surgery to have a rod inserted into her leg.
Gosh what a horrible experience. That poor mum!
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