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post #81 of 100
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after a year my midwive's record is now public record

here

quoted from that link

Beltz, Faith Midwife 04005 Austin 22 TAC §831.58, 831.65 and 831.131-Related to failure to complete the Informed Choice and disclosure Form required by state law for a client and failure to perform an initial evaluation on client and failed to initiate immediate emergency transfer for chorio-amnionitis. 6 mo Probated Suspension and $500 Administrative Penalty 2/7/11

 

post #82 of 100

It doesn't seem like much of a penalty, all things considered, but I admire you for persevering.  It's got to give you some relief?  I'm so sorry for your loss.

post #83 of 100
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it wasn't much of a penalty. :(     it gives me some relief having it be public record now....

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It doesn't seem like much of a penalty, all things considered, but I admire you for persevering.  It's got to give you some relief?  I'm so sorry for your loss.



 

post #84 of 100

Since the MW's culpability is pretty much established by her own board, can you now get an attorney who will represent you in a lawsuit?  Without malpractice insurance there will not be much money to go after, but she must have SOME money.

 

No jail time.  Did not lose her "license".  And the whole deal cost her $500.

 

It's just so, so wrong.

post #85 of 100
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i agree

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Originally Posted by MsFortune View Post

Since the MW's culpability is pretty much established by her own board, can you now get an attorney who will represent you in a lawsuit?  Without malpractice insurance there will not be much money to go after, but she must have SOME money.

 

No jail time.  Did not lose her "license".  And the whole deal cost her $500.

 

It's just so, so wrong.



 

post #86 of 100

Oh, Liz, I am so sorry for your loss.  The video is beautiful and heartbreaking.  Aquila was a beautiful baby, just perfect.  I cannot imagine the pain you have experienced.

 

I completely agree with you - informed choice means being informed about all risks as well as benefits.  I have been debating between a CPM and CNM as my provider for my next birth and your words made my decision much clearer.  

 

I know that this world may never hold the justice that you deserve, but I hope God can bring you peace. 

 

Love,

Erin

post #87 of 100

I am so sorry for your loss! Your little girl was beautiful.

post #88 of 100

I had a baby die from malpractice too and there was no justice. Everyone thinks tons of people sue and doctors are innocent and God-like(in my case, it was a doctor). When people find out I sued, they act all righteous about it, without even knowing what happened.

 

I am just so sorry for your loss.

post #89 of 100

I am so sorry for your loss and I know how much it hurts!

Sending you strength!

 

post #90 of 100

I am so sorry. 

post #91 of 100
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post #92 of 100

Liz, I want you to know that your sweet, sweet baby is not forgotten. Lots of hugs to you, mama.

post #93 of 100

i think about your baby and your story a lot Liz.  i have posted on here and others threads related to it. but i still think about it a lot.  I am so sorry that you and your family and your sweet baby have suffered with this tragedy.

post #94 of 100

I happened to find this site tonight by following a completely unrelated thread.  Once here, I found a group of mothers who think and mother much like me so I became a member.  I've switched from a conventional "FDA believer" to a more natural approach since the birth of my last child 3 1/2 years ago.  I'm currently pregnant and my previous 2 children were born by c-section.  The first was breech and the second a c-section because we don't have many doctors who'll perform v-backs in NV.  Since switching everything from diet to healing over to a more natural approach, I've had friends approach me about home birthing this one.  I've heard similar stories, although never on such a first-hand account so my fears have prevented me from exploring that avenue.  I've also been wary because my last child had the cord wrapped around his neck 3x and at that moment I was so grateful for that c-section!  I know there are many successful home-births performed every day but as a mother I can't help but have that worry of, "but what it?"  After reading your linked blog, my heart breaks for you and your family!  I've had a few miscarriages which have truly made me appreciate my loving Heavenly Father who takes these sweet sprits home again and knows what trials will make us stronger.  I daresay, you're destined for sainthood for making it through with a positive attitude in this one.  Please know that your story has helped me greatly!  I admire and respect all home-birth mothers for their strength and determination and those midwives who perform their duties with diligence and integrity and I'm sorry you had such a bad experience in the latter regard.  Thank you for posting this and helping me make my decision.  My thoughts are with you and your family.

post #95 of 100

Oh Liz, there are tears streaming down my face right now for you and your family. There are no words for this injustice!! I know your little angel is waiting for you in Heaven one day, and I know that for me that would not even bring me peace knowing that the "penalty" was so insignificant for the midwife. I am praying for you and your family. This story truly hurts my heart. What a strong mama you are.

post #96 of 100

This is absolutely devastating and makes me cry.  Makes me appreciate my son despite a difficult labor.  Thank you for sharing your story.  You are so brave.

post #97 of 100

I'm so sorry. 

post #98 of 100

Hope you're doing alright Liz. hug2.gif Just wanted you to know that I think of you, Aquila and your family often.

post #99 of 100

There's nothing I can say that will even remotely touch the emotion you must feel, but I want to thank you for sharing your story. May God bless your life continually...

post #100 of 100
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thank you mamaecho

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