5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Yet another reason to give birth unmedicated and at home

Methodist Hospital is in the news for another "human error" this week. An 18 year old woman was given 10 hours worth of epidural medication in a one hour period. She has now lost the use of her legs. They don't know when/if she will be able to walk again.

3 Comments:

  • At 2:55 PM, October 14, 2006 , Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

    i saw that in the paper this morning, doesn't look very good on them after having accidental deaths of three preemies huh

     
  • At 4:20 PM, October 26, 2006 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's easy to say "yet another reason to give birth unmedicated and at home," if you've never had a high-risk pregnancy. What happened at Methodist really sucks and I hope that woman is able to sue and recover some damages, but homebirth isn't an option for everyone. To imply that it should be is a judgement.

     
  • At 4:44 PM, October 26, 2006 , Blogger Carissa said...

    It's wonderful that we have the option to make use of technology and interventions when there are complications. Many mothers and babies are saved because we have this option.

    If a mother is healthy though, she really is safer giving birth at home as long as she is supported by an experienced midwife. That is the normal model of care in many countries outside the USA where there are BETTER mother and infant outcomes than in the USA!

     

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