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Heartbreak for mother of stillborn daughter

Heartbreak for mother of stillborn daughter

A mother was left heartbroken when midwife mistook her waters breaking for sweat.

As reported in The Sun, Kate Pateman brought a medical negligence claim which is settling three years on from losing her daughter. Doctors say she received substandard care from Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Midwives also failed to spot Kate’s baby was small for her gestation.

Katie says that she asked medical professionals after she found her underwear to be soaked at 6 months pregnant. She said that she was not examined but was told she was simply sweating in the summer heat.

At 39 weeks, Katie went into labour.

Medics were surprised to discover that she did not have an amniotic fluid.

Her daughter Poppy was born stillborn following a 7 hour labour.

Obstetric experts say that this tragedy could have been avoided if Katie had been induced at 37 weeks.

When it came to labour, Katie was expected to birth a healthy full term child. Midwives had failed to act on low growth at 32 weeks. Katie’s placenta had stopped transferring nutrients properly from her body to her baby.

Katie says that she never thought that this would happen to her.

She is now urging pregnant women to voice concerns if they are worried.


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