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Unlicensed Midwife Charged With Baby's Death

Unlicensed Midwife Charged With Baby's Death
Unlicensed Midwife Charged With Baby's Death

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An unlicensed midwife in Nebraska has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a newborn in a home birth. The baby died after spending two days in the neonatal intensive care unit of a nearby hospital.

Angela Hock, 36, who presented herself as a professional midwife, has been charged for her performance in childbirth, in which the little girl did not come from the head, but from the buttocks, which hindered her arrival in the world.

The midwife is in the Douglas County Jail and faces charges of negligent child abuse resulting in death, according to official documents.

The midwife's website describes her as a married woman, the mother of four, who worked for a group called the Nebraska Birth Keeper. She was hired by Emily Noe, 25, to help her with the home delivery of her daughter on June 15, according to an affidavit.

Angela Hock
Angela Hock

That night the paramedics arrived at Noe's house and found the young mother with her hands and knees on the ground and Hock holding the baby who had been fully born and whose little body was still partially inside her mother. The girl had come out alone up to her shoulders. When the midwife realized that she couldn't get the girl's head out, she asked the mother to call the police for help, the affidavit said.

The young mother and the girl were rushed to Nebraska Medical Center and the girl was born with the help of paramedics on the way to the hospital.

Dr. Katherine Lessman, the obstetrician gynecologist who cared for the mother and the girl - named Vera - said in the affidavit that the girl had suffered inflammation of the brain from lack of oxygen. The doctor added that the girl's death could have been avoided and that there was negligence in the delivery.

Baby
Baby

The mother and husband Crayton Noe had paid between $ 3,000 and $ 4,000 for the home birth, according to various media. The father wrote an emotional message on Facebook after the death of his daughter. “We hold on tight, but this hurts so much. We will never forget Vera.”

According to documents, the girl was not breathing and had no pulse at birth. The baby was placed on life support machines, but died two days later in the neonatal intensive care unit. Rest in peace.

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