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After two women died shortly after childbirth, state officials have launched an investigation into the hospital where the two women were treated.
Colleen Celia, 32, died on Jan. 15 shortly after giving birth to her fourth child at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., authorities said, and Christie Lee Fazio died on Dec. 14 after giving birth to a baby boy at the hospital.
The deaths have prompted an automatic investigation into the hospital by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In a statement, the agency said the investigation was “standard protocol” due to the rarity of childbirth-related deaths and the fact that they happened within weeks of one another. The hospital has launched its own review of the two cases, officials said.
According to a report by the Boston Herald, Celia died from an amniotic fluid embolism, where amniotic fluid enters the mother’s bloodstream, and Fazio, 30, from complications from a cesarean section. Calls to their families to confirm the report were not immediately returned. The hospital could not confirm the cause of death, citing patient privacy laws.
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
it is a high risk hospital so just may be an unfortunate coincidence...but probably a good thing that they investigate just to be sure....I wonder what complication the c section lady had and what would cause the amniotic fluid to go where it went and caused an embolism... will see when more details come out..
reply to post by evc1shop
By high risk I mean that if someone has complications they will not go to a regular hospital, they will go to one that is certified to handle the problems. So the hospital is not inherently risky, but they tend to get patients who are at risk. The more complications a patient has, the riskier any procedure, including childbirth.