Saturday, October 10, 2009

Delay of an 'emergent' rather than 'emergency' cesarean led to baby's death

This report in the Bristol Evening Post today describes how an inquest heard that a 'baby girl who died within days of being born in Bristol could have lived if her birth by Caesarean section was carried out sooner...

Natasha Knowles was just four days old when she died at Southmead Hospital on February 11, 2005. When she was born on February 7 she had no heartbeat and was not breathing.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And somehow people still believe that the hospital is the safest place to birth. The staff was too busy and too incompetant to provide quality care to this laboring duo.

This is what happens when you trade machines and paperwork for hands on one on one care.