Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cesarean delayed and denied. Baby dies.

The photographs in this South Wales Argus report by Alison Sanders. are just heartbreaking, and while the investigation into the death of this baby, at just 2 days-old, remains ongoing, anyone
involved with maternity care in the UK needs to read.

In Sanders' report, the baby's mother alleges that she requested a cesarean during labor.

As readers of this blog will know, this is not the first time a mother has requested a cesarean in order to save her baby's life, only to have her request ignored or refused, with the same tragic outcome.

The circumstances surrounding this birth were reported in Gwent News just two days before the birth of Blue Ivy Carter - and of course it was the latter that captured the world's attention, as is so often the way.

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