When I started bleeding, doctors told me to take paracetamol and take a bath. My newborn baby died in my arms.
A WOMAN is begging for lessons to be learnt after her baby girl died in her arms after a hospital delayed her birth by three hours.
Sener Goodrum has stated that she will “never be able to recover from the awful loss” of baby Amelia.
On January 18, 2020, the 38-year-old was 39 weeks pregnant when she started bleeding.
She called the maternity unit at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital at 1 a.m. and was told to call Poole Hospital.
The experts at the hospital recommended that she take paracetamol and take a warm bath.
However, the bleeding continued, and Sener was seen by an obstetrician around 4.30 a.m.
It was decided that a C-section would be performed, which takes about 75 minutes on average.
The C-section took place at 7.30 a.m., and Amelia was in bad shape; she was pale and required to be put on a ventilator.
She was quickly moved to the neonatal unit, but she died eight hours later in Sener’s arms.
Sener and her husband Craig Goodrum hired Irwin Mitchell’s medical negligence experts to look into their baby’s care at the former Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust after he died.
The Trust has officially confessed to a breach of duty through NHS Resolution.
Sener “should have been requested to attend the hospital by The Royal Bournemouth Hospital” because she reported bleeding, they agreed.
Furthermore, there was a “failure at Poole” to recognize the baby’s irregular heart rate and deliver her via C-section more than three hours earlier.
All we want now is for others to learn from our mistakes so they don’t have to go through what we did.
This “would have resulted in the safe birth of baby Amelia and her death being avoided,” according to the hospital.
The parties are currently collaborating to strike an agreement for the family’s benefit. Sener is also sharing her story with her legal team as part of Baby Loss Awareness Week, which runs from October 9 to 15.
“Losing Amelia in such a horrific way will be something we’ll never get over,” Sener added. We were ecstatic during my pregnancy and couldn’t wait to meet our baby girl.
“I knew something wasn’t right when I started bleeding.”
A cut across the tummy is created to provide surgeons access to the womb during the procedure.
Caesareans are dangerous, so doctors will only prescribe them if they are the safest option for pregnant women and their newborns.
A c-section is “usually a highly safe treatment,” according to the NHS.
While some women opt for a Caesarean section for non-medical reasons, doctors frequently suggest the procedure.
The NHS explains why doctors may recommend a C-section…
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