||[Oct. 30th, 2012|02:11 pm]
I'm considering making a complaint against the hospital I had Tabby at, but I'm not sure.|
Basically, I was sent a letter on October 24th telling me I'm a carrier of Group B Strep, and that if I go into labour I need to tell the midwives so that I and my baby can be given antibiotics.
This would be fine if I hadn't had Tabby on October 16th.
Strep B can be quite serious, a high number of babies who pick up the infection die.
According to the letter, I was tested on October 10th, but due to some mix up the results were only sent to the clinic, not the actual birth unit.
Because the midwives assumed I had been tested earlier in pregnancy, I wasn't offered antibiotics before the birth, and Tabby didn't get them after.
Luckily, since I had a C-sec, the risk of her picking up the infection was tiny, but I was still concerned when I got the letter.
We called the clinic, who were apologetic, and told us that the risk was so low we shouldn't worry, but that's easier said than done.
On the whole, I was happy with the care I recieved, but as mistakes go this is quite a big one, and I wonder how many other women have had it happen.
Should I complain?