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Lawsuit Alleges Docs Gave C-Section Without Anesthesia

Delphina Mota claims her surgery went forward after the anesthesiologist couldn't be found

(Newser) - A California mom says she was given a c-section without anesthesia. A lawsuit filed by Delphina Mota claims she was in labor last year when doctors at an Oceanside hospital were unable to detect a fetal heartbeat, forcing them to perform emergency surgery. However, the suit claims the anesthesiologist on... More »

After New Mom's Death, Jehovah's Witnesses Take Heat

Eloise Dupuis, 27, died of a hemorrhage after she refused blood transfusion

(Newser) - Jehovah's Witnesses are defending their ban on blood transfusions after the death of a new mom in Quebec this month. Family members of Eloise Dupuis, 27, say she was influenced to decline a potentially lifesaving blood transfusion after a bedside visit by a "hospital liaison committee" of Jehovah'... More »

Couple Billed $39.35 to Hold Newborn Son

Utah hospital charged for "skin to skin" contact after C-section

(Newser) - A Utah couple got a surprise—and a laugh—when they got the bill for the birth of their son, Samuel. Tucked below the charge for "Delivery C Section" was a $39.35 fee for "skin to skin," their fee for getting to hold the baby after... More »

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