Our relationship with midwives can often be very personal especially since they see us at our most vulnerable. Many women place trust in both their own and unborn baby’s lives.
However one particular mother was shattered by her birth experience at Merseyside at Liverpool Women’s Hospital last year.
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After giving birth to a baby girl, who was delivered by Joanne Lumsden, a midwife who had previously featured on the British television show, One Born Every Minute.
The woman claims that Lumsden confessed having met her husband while he was on a ‘boys trip’ in Benidorm and had rubbed sunscreen on his back.
A few days later her story had changed while confessing that they had actually slept together.
An error of judgement
The mother added that this will haunt her for life and she feels sick at the thought of Lumsden holding her baby.
Apparently her partner constantly made up different reason not to attend any scans or hospital appointments.
Speaking about the ordeal, the mother said: “As a mum who was looking forward to the birth of her last baby, I was subjected to the most horrific ordeal any mother to be could ever imagine.
“I put my utmost trust and confidence into the hands of a midwife who I thought was a medical professional with mine and my daughter’s best interests at heart.”
“As a woman, I am now left with a life-long memory of the midwife holding my new-born baby in her arms with the knowledge that she was having sexual relations with my baby’s father during my pregnancy and being fully aware that I was under the care of her place of work.”
No longer employed at the hospital
An official complaint was filed and Ms Lumsden will face disciplinary action so will no longer employed by the hospital.
A spokesperson for Liverpool Women’s Hospital Trust informed a British tabloid “Whilst we cannot discuss the detail of individual cases due to patient confidentiality, we can confirm that disciplinary proceedings were undertaken by the Trust as a result of two members of staff’s conduct.
“The Trust took this action immediately upon being made aware of the incident and an internal investigation was also conducted.
“The disciplinary process undertaken with the members of staff involved is now being dealt with by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).”