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Premature baby ‘left to die’ by doctors after mother gives birth just two days before 22-week care limit. Welcome to Obamacare, UK style.

September 9, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

You want to see how things are going to be under Obamacare?  Take a look at what happens in the UK.  Politicians make the decisions, not doctors.

Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday.

Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy  -  almost four months early.

They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment.

Sarah Capewell, mother of Jayden Capewell

Battle: Sarah Capewell is fighting to have guidelines about caring for very premature babies changed

Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support.

She said he was breathing unaided, had a strong heartbeat and was even moving his arms and legs, but medics refused to admit him to a special care baby unit.

Miss Capewell is now fighting for a review of the medical guidelines.

Premature baby ‘left to die’ by doctors after mother gives birth just two days before 22-week care limit | Mail Online

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