The birth-death I wrote about in this poem happened in 1987.
The original post is found in my 20 Years of Birth Stories blog, entitled "Maternal Death." The follow-up post can be read here. In the poem, I have the baby die, but in reality, the baby lived, but was very damaged by the oxygen deprivation. Last I knew (in 1987), the baby was still extremely compromised.
I wrote those posts in 2004.
Why am I pulling these out now?