Mother battles for life after giving birth alone

January 19, 2013 | By | Filed Under News 

A 28-year-old woman is now battling for her life at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC)’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This was reportedly after she gave birth by herself Thursday night.
The incident which involved Martina (only name given), a teacher occurred at Lot 611 Conciliation Street, Tucville, Georgetown.
According to information, neighbours heard the baby crying. This was followed by loud groans. They then went over by the woman’s apartment but after a while of calling, they were forced to open the window and break the grills to get to the woman. And they did this even as a welder in the area was preparing his cutting torch to get into the house.
“When we reach in, the sight was not good; there was blood all over and she was lying on her belly with her eyes rolled up. Her tongue was hanging out of her mouth and it was kind of blue and black,” a neighbour who witnessed everything said.
The neighbour added that while the woman was lying on the floor, the baby was under the bed with the umbilical cord attached.
“We called GPHC for an ambulance and we explained everything to them and still they come unprepared. They sent two guys who look “bassody” after they see what was going on,” the neighbour added.
She also stated that while the ambulance from GPHC was on its way, they were forced to call a private hospital for some assistance as to what to do with the mother and the child.
“The girl who answered the phone at the private hospital tell us to put a pillow under the mother’s head and they tell us what else to do until the ambulance arrived.”
Neighbours knew very little of the woman. They claimed that she is a very private person.
Kaieteur News understands that this is in fact the woman’s third child. “She has two other children who live with her but apparently like she knows it’s near time for giving birth so she send them away,” a neighbour said.
A GPHC’s official said that the baby is “ok” but that the mother “is critical but conscious.”

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