Supporting Families, Preventing Tragedies

Emma

Severely Disabled

Emma

 Friday, 8 October 2010

Well, where do I begin…….First pregnancy and I was healthy no problems throughout worked right up until a week before going into labour. Started contractions at 39 weeks and Scott (my husband) and I thought everything was ok… Midwifes know what they are doing aye…..Anyways long story short the CTG monitor wasn’t working and of course no one new that Emma was in fetal distress for over and hour. From this she was starved of oxygen and was born not breathing. After 20 minutes they were able get her back…unfortunately damage had already been done. From this she has a severe brain injury. Emma was not suppose to live after 48 hours from the severe damage that occurred. Ten months later and she is still with us. Everyday is a challenge with her and everyday something new happens. She has just started to smile and giggling only on her terms. I look at her everyday and am grateful that she has time with us. She is so beautiful and we love her to bits.
Sharon

Red Flags

        RED FLAGS

  • Lack of monitoring
  • “Normalising” the abnormal
  • Lack of action/delay in getting emergency care
  • Going over due date
  • Failure to progress in labour
  • Meconium-stained liquor (waters)
  • Lengthy handover during emergency
  • Inconsistent reporting and documentation
  • Your concerns being ignored

    Click here to read more about common warning signs


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