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My precious Ruby - North Lynn mother tells of dramatic birth

Samantha Stacey ,with daughter Ruby Bocking, is lucky to be alive after her womb ruptured. ANL-140316-194745001

Samantha Stacey ,with daughter Ruby Bocking, is lucky to be alive after her womb ruptured. ANL-140316-194745001

Mum Samantha Stacey and her precious daughter Ruby would not be alive today had they not been at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital when her womb ruptured.

The 29-year-0ld Lynn woman was 37 weeks pregnant and undergoing an iron infusion when her womb tore apart – a freak occurrence that affects just one in 5,000 pregnancies in the UK.

Samantha suffered severe internal bleeding and Ruby stopped breathing. For both it was touch and go. Samantha said: “ The midwives, consultants and staff were amazing. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here today.”

The drama came just a week after the controversial Clause 119 of the Care Bill was passed, prompting fears that Lynn might lose its hospital.

 

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