Hospital rethink after mother bleeds to death
Renee Wendy Bayliss, 33, died within hours of childbirth at Auckland Hospital in January after staff were unable to stem excessive bleeding in the delivery of her daughter.
Renee had been an inpatient at the hospital since New Year with high blood pressure, a symptom of pre-eclampsia, which increases the risk of a postpartum haemorrhage.
...But sources confirmed medical staff were slow to order blood for an emergency transfusion and when it did arrive, there was not enough.
Wendy Bayliss, Renee's mother, paid tribute to her fun-loving daughter who had always wanted to be a mum.
"I'm just so glad her wish came true and that she got to spend some time with her beautiful daughter."
This is a very sad story. Since this woman was known to have high blood pressure they should have been prepared for her hemorrhage. This exemplifies that there are risks with birth, even hospital birth.
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