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October 21st, 2013, 09:36 AM
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New mother, 29, dies days after giving birth to her first child after she contracts flesh-eating bacteria from her episiotomy | Mail Online



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October 21st, 2013, 09:45 AM
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Sad My hospital doesn't even do them unless there is an emergent need to. I cannot believe that there are places that still do them routinely. How barbaric.
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October 21st, 2013, 10:16 AM
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wow .. that is just sad....
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October 21st, 2013, 10:20 AM
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That's awful! My prayers go out to that baby and daddy.
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October 21st, 2013, 10:25 AM
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That is really really sad.

It doesn't seem to be associated specifically with the episiotomy though.
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October 21st, 2013, 10:34 AM
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That is really really sad.

It doesn't seem to be associated specifically with the episiotomy though.
She contracted necrotizing faciitis from her incision. Which is just disgusting cause that means the tools were not properly sterilized. Ugh.

That is why I ALWAYS ALWAYS demand to see the sterile strip before they open tools. Ladies: Sterile tools will either have a sterile strip inside that turns brown when properly sterilized or have a marker on the outside of the sterile pouch. It never hurts to ask to see it!
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As if I needed another reason to clench my legs together upon hearing the word episiotomy...
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October 21st, 2013, 01:39 PM
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You can get flesh eating bacteria from the hospital regardless of whether you have an episiotomy, I think that's what swade meant. Hospitals are dirty places! You could catch that through a natural tear as well...or a cut on your foot or...anything.
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As if I needed another reason to clench my legs together upon hearing the word episiotomy...
^ What she said!
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October 21st, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Exactly what anybody said. She could have torn naturally (and let's face it she probably would have) and still gotten the virus. They never once said it was from the instruments used to cut her.

Not that I am for episiotomies because I am not at all in favor of them. I am just against pigeon holing blame when there is no evidence.

The article says it could have already been on her skin.
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October 21st, 2013, 07:32 PM
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Did I read wrong or did it say she was positive for strep b which is what caused the infection in the incision?

The bacteria, most commonly A Streptococcus, is found naturally in the skin or throat and infections can usually be treated easily.

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October 22nd, 2013, 05:52 AM
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She had strep A, does not mention B.
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October 22nd, 2013, 05:59 AM
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This makes me so nervous. Here the medical culture is very different, doctors don't care what you think and you have to ask to get any information out of them.

I love my OB, but I have no idea who will be delivering me or if we will be able to communicate very well. DH speaks German, I speak some (took two months of classes over the summer and will continue) but some people just don't even try to slow down or help you understand them, and we will both be stressed.

I'm worried that they will do things to me without even telling me, like giving me pitocin or an episiotomy. We've chosen a hospital with lower-than-average episiotomy and c-section rates (I think c-section is around 18%) but when we were all born the doctors just went snipsnip without asking (and then of course gave you a 'husband stitch' because it was the Dark Ages).

Ugh. I'm starting to think I should go to a birth house but DH would never go for it.
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October 22nd, 2013, 09:09 AM
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That would make me nervous too. Would an in German birth plan help?
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