Monday, November 15, 2010
Babies' deaths were 'unavoidable'
BBC News features an investigation by McIntosh et al. at Edinburgh University of 137 neonatal deaths occurring in Scotland over a two-year period, which concluded that the majority of the babies had suffered brain damage in utero which was neither preventable nor predictable. There were no indications of obstetric or midwifery malpractice, nor of parental failure to report and act on symptoms. The study was funded by the Chief Scientist Office and by the reproductive health charity WellBeing.