Given my recent experience and the fact that I had a follow-up appointment with my obs today, this hit pretty close to home when I saw it on the news tonight.
I thank god I still have my life, I cannot imagine what this family has gone through.
"Family gets apology after childbirth death
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Updated 7 hours 6 minutes ago
Grace Murray, whose mother died after her birth at Nepean Hospital in western Sydney
The New South Wales Greater Western-Area Health Service has apologised to the family of a woman who died from blood loss after giving birth at Bathurst Base Hospital.
Twenty-nine-year-old Rebecca Murray had an emergency caesarean and gave birth to a baby girl at Bathurst Base Hospital in 2007.
She then died of a severe haemorrhage after being flown to Nepean Hospital in Penrith, in Sydney's west.
At the inquest into her death, lawyers for the Greater Western Area Health Service have, said it is deeply sorry for the tragedy and the events that led to it.
Outside the court, Rebecca Murray's husband Jim, says he would have liked to have heard an apology earlier.
"That could have come two years ago," he said.
"They say they're fixing things in the hospital, that's all I can hope for. Maybe the changes that have happened since Rebecca's death will save a life, and maybe that person can just give a little thank you to her."
In opening statements to the inquest, the Counsel assisting said that it was a tragedy Rebecca Murray had died of a well-known condition, that could generally be resolved through treatment."