When Kristal Amezquita learned that she was pregnant back in 2017, she could not have been happier. She had always dreamed of having a child of her own. But getting pregnant was not easy for the young woman. She experienced complications throughout her pregnancy that ultimately led to her having a premature baby who was stillborn. Then she learned the truth – that the doctor who had delivered the child had dropped him to the floor.
Following the “accident,” the doctor took one look at Kristal and said, “It’s okay. You’re young. You’ll have more. You are okay.”
This unfeeling remark left Kristal distraught. Not only had she been rushed into the delivery room at just 21 weeks pregnant, when she had severe sharp pains in her stomach. Nurses checked her out and then called in the doctor who told her the bad news – that her unborn baby had died.
“He told me the membranes of the water bag were protruding, and I was already leaking water (technically I was in labor – the pain I was experiencing were contractions). The water Ian needed to survive was coming out. He said my cervix had opened up, and the placenta had come into contact with the vaginal canal, causing an infection. I was on the verge of fighting an infection, and I had two options at this point.”
She could either hurry along with the delivery or allow the body to get rid of everything by itself.
“What. The. Heck,” she wrote. “I was heartbroken. My heart was aching. My world was shattered. How did I go from being so excited to turn 21 weeks and see my baby growing in my belly to knowing I would not leave the hospital with him?”
Kristal decided to let her body take the natural course. Her family was also devastated by the bad news.
“I was still experiencing contractions, and they were becoming closer in time, so the nurse asked if I wanted an epidural. After getting the epidural, comes the catheter. I had the catheter put in, and about less than half an hour later, I was in feeling so uncomfortable. I was in pain, and my heart was broken. I called for the nurse because I told her I wanted the catheter out, I could feel it, but she said I had the epidural so I shouldn’t be feeling anything. When she and the OB were checking on me, my water broke. That is when I completely lost it. I knew this was really happening. I was really losing my baby.”
The doctor moved her to a different room.
“After two pushes, I was asked if I wanted to hold him. But I wanted to deliver the placenta first.”
That’s when the doctor dropped her stillborn son.
“I was so in shock, the OB who delivered Ian dropped him when he came out and kept saying to me, “It’s okay, you’re young, you’ll have more, you are okay.’ How can you tell me I’m okay when I just lost my son?”
What do you think about this doctor’s comments?
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