I am going to make alot of noise about this one because, in truth, these brutes and sadists masquerading as medical professionals are nothing less than murderers!!! They did the very same thing to my grandmother's baby -- i.e., pressed so hard on his little skull that they gave him a brain hemorrhage and he died. These psychopaths masquerading as medical professionals need to be put out of business permanently. And women need to get up off their assess and take their birthing power back!!! Get birth OUT OF THE HOSPITALS and back into the home! NOTHING good has come from technological interference. NOTHING. We now have generations of wounded humans who have been severely traumatized due to technological birth. It must end. It is complete insanity. And every time I see a story about another hurt baby, I want to scream!
And oh my God - they took this little baby's organs too!!! They are going to make money off of selling this baby's organs??? This is beyond evil. Did you know that they can only harvest organs from LIVING people? Did you know that when they are cleaving open the chest of these living infants (or adults) whose organs they are about to harvest, the person being cleaved open RECEIVES NO ANESTHESIA!!!! Did you know that these psychopaths PARALYZE the poor infants (and adults) instead -- so that they can't move -- but they can FEEL everything that is happening to them! I have done several radio shows with Dr. Paul Byrne -- 80-year-old pediatrician and neonatologist -- about this very topic. Dr. Byrne is on the front lines exposing thE evil of the medical system. It must end. If you'd like to know more, please listen especially to the last 40 minutes of this interview.
'We heard a pop like pottery cracking': Parents heartbroken as baby girl dies after skull and spine were broken during forceps delivery
The parents of a baby girl who died after her skull was crushed during a forceps delivery are suing the Texas hospital where she was born.
Rachel Melancon had experienced a healthy pregnancy, but when a doctor at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas used forceps during the birth on December 28 it had devastating consequences.
As the medical device was clamped around her baby's head, the 24-year-old and her fiance Allen Coats claim they heard a popping sound as their daughter's skull was crushed.
The baby girl, named Olivia Marie, survived for five more days after being left brain damaged and with a fractured skull and severed spinal cord.
Her parents plan to sue their obstetrician, Dr George T Backardjiev, and the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
The couple have also started a Facebook campaign page to petition against the use of forceps in all births.
Ms Melancon, at 4ft 11in and weighing 95lb before she became pregnant, had asked for a cesarean section when her baby was overdue and large, considering her mother's petite frame.
But doctors warned her against having that type of delivery, saying she'd be left with a scar, her mother-in-law Angie Coats told ABC News.
After going into labor, baby Oliva's heart rate was increasing but the expectant mom kept being told to wait.
'It was 18 hours until the delivery. [Rachel] was running a 103 fever ... Five hours passed, then [the obstetrician] came in and she started to push. But she was so worn out and the baby wasn't even in the birth canal,' Ms Coats said.
She claimed the baby was facing the wrong way and Dr Backardjiev tried to turn her with his hands.
'When he couldn't do that, he took the small forceps to try to pull the baby out. He kept going and even put his foot up on the bed trying to pull,' she said.
'When he touched the top and side of the skull, we heard a pop, like clay cracking in pottery and heard her skull crush.'
Ms Melancon was rushed off for an emergency cesarean but when Olivia was finally delivered the family say she was unable breathe.
Their baby was rushed to Hermann Hospital, where the parents were told that she had suffered numerous fractures.
In a post on their Facebook page, Ms Melancon said she heard '2 big popping sounds (it was her skull)' as the doctor used the forceps.
She claimed her baby was then left in the birth canal while the doctor stitched Ms Melancon up before she could have the emergency C-section.
'I felt her pulled out of me and the room was silent. No crying baby and they told Allen to leave the room. That's the last I remember before waking up to my baby girl lifeless,' she said in a heartbreaking post.
The parents kept a vigil at Olivia's bedside for five days before she was taken off life support.
Her heart valve and tissue behind her legs and knees were donated to save another baby's life.
Hospital chief executive Matt Roberts released a statement saying that Olivia's death 'rips at our hearts'.
The statement added that the hospital could not comment on specific cases but confirmed that a review would be carried out.
As well as a Facebook page to detail their experiences and raise awareness, the couple have set up a Go Fund Me page to pay for the funeral and try to pass Olivia's Law to ban the use of forceps.
Skull fractures are a risk during forceps births. The Mayo Clinic advises: 'Keep in mind that whenever a forceps delivery is recommended, a C-section is typically also an option.'"
Their GoFundMe page mentions that their baby's heart and/or organs will "live on" in another "little boy or girl who is in need of a heart or a certain organ." Knowing The Truth of what is involved in the sordid realm of "organ donation," this is clearly a violation of life.
"Olivia Marie Coats graced our world with her presence on December 28th, 2013. Rachel Melancon and her Fiance Allen Coats expected a healthy baby girl, and she was in fact beautiful and flawless. She was also perfectly healthy until Dr. George Backardjehiv decided to use forceps before rushing mom off for an emergency c-section.
Olivia was born unable to move or breathe on her own, She was internally damaged by the forceps that Dr.George Backardjehiv used during the birthing procedure. One can only imagine the horror Olivia's parents felt when they found out their perfect little girl was suffering from a fractured skull and severed spinal cord.
Father, Allen Coats, released a statement saying, "We want our Little angel to live on and change the world with her story. Please make this happen and tell everyone you know we love you all , and thanks for making this possible. As most of you know Olivia is now on life support due to her doctor using forceps trying to get her out of the birth canal which caused her skull to be crushed and a broken spine leaving her brain dead. Her loved ones are in a great deal of pain and appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers throughout this hard time. Friends of the family are currently trying to set up a benefit & also a donation page for this sweet angel. Further information will be posted on the Olivia Marie Coats group page on Facebook as well as more knowledge of what is yet to come. Please pray for the family as they spend time with her tomorrow, she will be taken off life support and her love will live on in a little boy or girl who is in need of a heart or a certain organ. You will never be forgotten princess!We will be trying to pass the Olivia law so no other doctor can use forceps, and this can be prevented from happening to any other precious child!"
Rachel Melancon, Olivia's mother said, "I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally for all your love and support and all the hugs from random people . I had no clue just how many people lives have been touched. I really am in shock and I want everyone to know what happened to my daughter will never happen to anyone else. We will be trying to pass the Olivia law so no other Dr. Uses forceps. If you can't deliver a baby, a c-section is what you receive. Having to look at my baby girl and all the damages done to her perfect little body is something that will stick with me for the rest of my life and the decisions I've had to make because of this mess is the hardest thing I have EVER had to do. I may have lost the life of a beautiful baby girl but she WILL live on and she WILL have her justice!"
This is the benefit page for Olivia, to help her family with all of the medical and funeral costs. This page is also to raise awareness about the use of forceps and how damaging they can be. Rachel and Allen want Olivia's story to live on forever and save other innocent infants' lives. By trying to instate "The Olivia Law", the parents hope to make the use of forceps nonexistent and hopefully illegal so that no other child suffers like their baby girl did.
There are no words to express the pain Olivia's parents and all those who love her are feeling. Please keep Olivia and her family in your prayers, as this is a time for immense healing powers to be rushed over this family.
Rachel and Allen are greatly appreciative for all of the love and support from everyone; they thank each and every one of you for your thoughts, support, and prayers.
As of today, December 31st, baby Olivia is still on life support. Though her time on earth is limited, Olivia will live on in all of our hearts forever."