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About "Sanguineous Shock"

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?

Read "The Gray, Grey Messenger: Gloria Lemay."

Reader Comments (3)

I meant to say this earlier too, when you posted "The myth of the vertex": it is so good to 'know' you. Thank you for sharing.

Why are you pulling these out now? (sorry I don't get it.)

January 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudit

I've been reading your blog for about a year now, since I first saw it through a link from the homebirth debate.
Thought it was kinda neat that you were doula-ing at the hospital in Germany where I was born.

Incredibly powerful story. Thank You.

January 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Wow. Reading that poem and the story that goes along with it made a powerful impact on me. I read all the links about AFE that you posted. I hope, like you, that one day we'll know how to prevent or at least recognize and reverse it.


January 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterQuantmlife

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