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Health & Fitness Distraught Scots mum 'cried for days' after covid rules blocked visitors leaving her alone in hospital after giving birth

09:00  29 october  2020
09:00  29 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A Scots mum says she 'cried for days' after being stuck in hospital for nine days alone with her new baby under strict Covid rules.

Jenna McFarlane said she felt lonely and isolated after giving birth to her baby son Caleb during lockdown because coronavirus restrictions meant her family were refused entry to the ward see her or the new baby.

The 26-year-old first time mum is now backing the #butnotmaternity campaign and calling for less restrictions on expectant mothers and maternity wards.

a hand holding a baby: Caleb McFarlane © Jenn McFarlane Caleb McFarlane

Jenna's nightmare began when she she was 36 weeks pregnant and went to a hospital appointment only to be told her baby wasn't growing.

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woke up to tougher Covid rules on Saturday morning, as areas moved to a higher tier because of rising coronavirus cases. He lives with his mum and dad in Braintree, Essex, having moved back in with them last week because of issues with student "I thought what a perfect day to be leaving London.

Jenna was given the frightening news on her own because, at that time Caleb's dad, Ryan was not allowed to even accompany her to any of her pre-natal appointments under Covid rules.

The Uddinston mum was then told she would need to be kept in for tests and observations and neither Ryan, 32, or her family would be allowed to visit.

a close up of a baby: Jenna and Caleb McFarlane © Jenna McFarlane Jenna and Caleb McFarlane

Three days later doctors at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital noticed the baby's heart rate was dangerously high and he was in distress and told Jenna she would need an emergency Caesarean section there and then.

She said: "I had to call Ryan and luckily he was only 15mins away from the hospital so he literally walked in as I was getting wheeled to theatre, otherwise he would have missed the birth of his own son. And all because he wasn't allowed to stay with me through it all."

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Baby Caleb was born on July 4 but his parents were devastated when Ryan was told after just one hour with his baby son, he would need to leave the hospital.

a woman sitting on a bench talking on a cell phone: Jenna and Caleb McFarlane © Jenna McFarlane Jenna and Caleb McFarlane

Jenna said: "It was really upsetting. He didn't get to have any proper bonding with him."

But the situation got worse when Caleb had to be kept in for bloods tests and treatment for underdeveloped lungs and jaundice after being born four weeks early.

Jenna said: "They kept us both in for another six days, on top of the three days I had already been in alone with no contact from my family.

a person sitting on a couch: Jenna and Caleb McFarlane © Jenna McFarlane Jenna and Caleb McFarlane

"I was so lonely in hospital with this new wee baby. I cried all the time, sometimes for whole days. I just wanted him to be able to bond with Ryan and I wanted my mum and family to meet him."

Jenna was finally allowed home with Caleb but she says her early experience of becoming a mum for the first time will always be marred by those feelings of isolation and now she is backing the #butnotmaternity campaign to lift restrictions for expectant parents.

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She said: "There definitely needs to be some leeway with maternity wards. If people can meet in pubs and restaurants then pregnant women should be able to have their birthing partner there to support them."

a baby sitting on a bed: Caleb McFarlane © Jenna McFarlane Caleb McFarlane

The campaign highlights that women are facing pregnancies and births alone -with some times devastating effects.

While the rules have relaxed slightly in Scotland with pregnant women now allowed to be accompanied by one other person and birthing partners are allowed in from the start of labour - the previous rules in some areas meant a woman had to be 4cms dilated before she could have support with her and partners were not allowed to scans or appointments.

But for expectant mum Yasmin Warren the rule changes came too late and she and partner Stephen McCulloch ended up paying £313 for private scans just so he could see his unborn baby in the womb.

a woman standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Yasmin had to attend her scans without Steven © Yasmin Warren Yasmin had to attend her scans without Steven

Yasmin said: "The first time Steven saw our baby I was 17 weeks and I had already seen him at the first scan. It was horrible seeing our baby for the first time without him.

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"After that my mum paid for us to have some private scans so Steven would be able to see our baby. We went to a gender scan which was £79 and then had two 4D scans after that which were £99 then £135 each. We were lucky that our family helped us, but some people just can't afford that and are missing out."

The 27-year-old from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, is due her baby boy in two weeks and feels nervous about the possibility of going it alone as the complex covid rules keep changing.

Yasmin had to attend her scans without Steven © Yasmin Warren Yasmin had to attend her scans without Steven

She said: "Steven wasn’t allowed to even be with me when I was in hospital so ill on drips right at the beginning of my pregnancy and it was so scary having to be there myself. It was terrible.

"We have been told he is allowed in from the beginning of labour but the rules keep changing so I'm scared that won't happen. I would be heartbroken because I want and need him there with me. It’s our first baby and I don't know what to expect."

The butnotmaternity campaign has launched a petition calling on all governments to allow birthing partners to attend all pre-natal appointments, scans and be there for the entirety of labour and birth.

a woman looking at the camera: Kate Lawler is backing the campaign © Kate Lawler facebook Kate Lawler is backing the campaign

The Petition on change.org says: "Right now the rules state that women do not have to go through labour alone but partners are only allowed to be with the mother when she is 4cm dilated or more.

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"They are not allowed to come onto the ward with mum and baby after birth, they must leave shortly after birth, irrelevant of mothers emotional, mental or physical needs. Visits are not permitted.

"Many stories are coming to light that partners ARE missing births as adequate time is not being given to allow the partner to be there on time. If partners were allowed from the start, it simply wouldn’t happen.

"With so many unnecessary and non essential shops opening up this week, with hairdressers, pubs and other social venues opening imminently, how on earth is it justifiable to keep partners from labour, appointments and births and to risk mental health issues such as post natal depression at the very least to both mum and partner.

"Simply, its not."

It has been backed by mums across the country including celebrity mum-to-be, former Big Brother star and DJ Kate Lawler.

So far the petition has gathered more than half a million signatures.

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: 
“We understand how important it is for women to be able to have partners present at key appointments, including scans, and at the birth of their baby, and the vast majority of women are able to have partners with them at all of their maternity appointments. Our guidance is clear that this should be accommodated wherever possible.

“We are aware in relation to scans of some cases where there is not sufficient space to allow physical distancing in common areas such as waiting rooms.  We expect all Boards to be working towards finding solutions to allow partners to attend antenatal scans.

“Support is available around emotional and mental health through Parent Club, NHS Inform and the Breathing Space helpline.”

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