Many expectant mother dread the prospect of a surgical delivery. Medical staff also prefer natural deliveries. We hope that surgical deliveries are reserved for emergency situation and hopefully completed where necessary to avoid undue risk to mothers and their babies.
To complete a surgical delivery where natural delivery has taken place is very rare.
What observations were being made at the time the procedure was progressed to incision? The physical position adopted by a mother for a natural delivery is very different from that when surgery is needed.
We can only speculate as to the what has occurred in this case but this highlights the importance of good observation when delivering clinical treatment. It also begs the question of who was making observations?
A mother has relived her horror after doctors performed an emergency C-Section on her when she was 30 weeks pregnant - minutes after she had given birth naturally.Amber Hughes, 21, from Leicester, says terror filled the hospital room when she was cut open and baffled medics who were struggled to find her newborn for two agonising minutes.Amber, who was awake throughout the procedure, says her son was only found among the bed sheets when he started crying - she had delivered her Olly naturally at the same time they had performed a cesarean section.