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Peter Walsh
Mon May 14 20:23:31

Doctor tells of harrowing moment mum was told to give 'good push' before baby was decapitated during labour

Dr Shmaila Siddiki claims she told colleagues 'this baby is going to die' as the birth was carried out.

A mum was allegedly told to give "a good push" from a top medic moments before her baby was decapitated during a botched labour, a doctor has said.

A medical tribunal today heard Dr Vaishnavy Laxman continued to proceed with the delivery of the baby despite colleagues warning 'this baby is going to die'.

Laxman, 41, a consultant gynaecologist at Dundee Hospital at the time, is said to have pulled on the baby's legs causing the head to become detached from the torso and stuck in the mum's womb.

Medic tells of horrifying moment baby's neck 'stretched' before it was decapitated inside womb at Dundee hospital
A C-section was then carried out on the first-time mother to remove the infant's head.

It was "re-attached" to his body so she could hold him before she said goodbye.

Dr Shmaila Siddiki told the hearing: "I was so shocked at what was happening. I just said 'it’s dead, this baby is going to die'', reports The Sun .

She continued: "I was under the impression we were going to do a C-section and this caused us a delay - I didn’t know what she was planning.

Two doctors at Ninewells Hospital had to carry out a C section to remove the infant's decapitated head (Image: Internet Unknown)
She added: "Dr Laxman was encouraging the patient to push and she was pulling the baby down - this was not what I was expecting.

''I was speaking to another doctor who said 'how is she going to do it - how is she going to deliver the head'."

The tragedy occurred on March 16 2014 whilst Laxman was working at Ninewells Hospital with a team of other doctors.

Baby's detached head left inside traumatised mother's womb after neck was cut in botched birth at Scots hospital
The woman's waters had broken 15 weeks early and an examination revealed the unborn baby had a prolapsed cord and was in a breech position.

Dr Laxman opted against a caesarean in favour of a natural delivery despite the conditions of the unborn baby, it is alleged.

Yesterday, another doctor broke down as she described the botched delivery and told the tribunal the incident had haunted her.

Dr Laxman who faces being struck off denies contributing to the death of the baby.

Lawyers for the General Medical Council said she should have performed a Caesarean instead of a natural delivery arguing a ''fragile'' baby like the infant who died would suffer ''a lot more damage if pulled or twisted.''

Speaking to the distraught mother Dr Laxman's lawyer Gerard Boyle QC told her: “Dr Laxman has asked me to say she is so very sorry and deeply saddened for the outcome of your baby."

The hearing continues.
Mon May 14 20:30:07
RIP Seb.
Mon May 14 20:39:52
Part deux.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Mon May 14 22:14:01

Holy Shit.

Mon May 14 22:36:23
"Just yank on a 15 week preemie, no biggie"

A medical professional, presumably
Cherub Cow
Mon May 14 22:44:16
"These things are like Stretch Armstrong dolls. No biggie ....... fuck."
Tue May 15 00:04:41
Not really that different from any other medical disaster other than the fact that it was the NHS instead of some private organization. Accidents happen in private and public health systems.
Tue May 15 03:44:15
RIP rugian and obaminated more like.
smart dude
Tue May 15 04:24:33
"Not really that different from any other medical disaster"

-Dukhat, 2018

"Sometimes babies' heads just fall off."

-Dukhat, 2018
Tue May 15 05:25:06

Hot Rod
Revved Up
Tue May 15 09:21:36

Are American Doctors the only ones that take the Hippocratic oath?

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