Oregon Home Waterbirth Neonatal Death

Oregon home waterbirth term neonatal death at 4 days of sepsis

http://sequoia.iris.muchloved.com/frame.aspx?df=false

 

Questions to consider:

  1. Was the mother tested for GBS? Was the mother treated in labor for GBS?
  2. How long had the membranes been ruptured before birth?
  3. Was this a licensed midwife?
  4. What were the symptoms of the infant?

 

Other links re GBS:

http://hurtbyhomebirth.blogspot.com/2011/03/wrens-story-on-1st-anniversary-of-his.html

http://www.wrenjones.com/category/wren/

Other links re waterbirth:

Underwater Birth: Missing the Evidence or Missing the Point (Published in the Journal Pediatrics)

Waterbirth: A Near Drowning Experience (Published in the Journal Pediatrics)