Reply To: 2nd class citizens

James Cluck

I’m pretty sure you aren’t that bothered about having a cuppa or not – and your point is more that you felt completely neglected by staff. I get that they’re busy and that the mother is the primary concern but it’s all too easy to forget that the birth of a child is an experience for both mum and dad.

I agree, it wouldn’t take much to acknowledge that this is a very special and important moment in your life too.

I understand that individual midwives are stretched and busy – it’s not their fault – the NHS as a whole should look at the understaffing issue.