My premature twins and their sudden death
A heartbroken mother shares about the birth and death of her premature babies.
I am a 36-year-old mom who gave birth to twins at 25 weeks of my pregnancy on 26 July 2013. Unfortunately my babies did not make it.

I can understand why my son didn’t make it, as he had a brain bleed and his one lung collapsed. What I am battling to deal with or understand is is the death of my daughter who had no complications whatsoever, but apparently suddenly went into shock!

Her death was noted as Cardiovascular Failure.

"How on earth does a 27-day-old baby go into SHOCK?" I asked the doctor and nurses on duty but no one to date has given me any answers.

I am really angry and frustrated and am not going to let this go as I need closure.

The events leading to my daughter’s death are unclear. I left the neo-natal ICU late afternoon the day before and would return the following morning as usual. My daughter was doing very well, no drama and absolutely NO complications. To quote the doctor: All she had to do was EAT, POOP, PEE and GROW. Her state was perfect and she was growing. Then suddenly she went into shock.

Is there someone who can help me understand this and is there any legal root I can take? I honestly feel that the loss of my baby was due to the hospital's negligence.

My daughter was apparently left alone in the side ward by the nurse that was assigned to her, while the nurse dragged her feet downstairs to casualty to fetch some bloods for her transfusion.

It was the ward's head nurse that saw that my baby had flat-lined as she passed the side ward to go to speak to another nurse. Clearly NO ONE was watching my baby.


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