Midwife Receives A Lot Of Heat After Admitting She Did Not Know A Client Was Having Twins
April 22, 2019 19:10 By Mambee
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According to a post on the Facebook page Ten Moons - Homebirth Services Melbourne, Martina Görner, the midwife, thought the childbirth was over until another child emerged. The post read
“What a homebirth full of unexpected surprises, literally one after the other!! Mum gave birth to her sweet little baby boy in the water, and then we thought the placenta was about to come... But as it turned out, there was another baby about a baby boy about make his entrance into the world!!!...”
While it might seem like a sweet story, a lot of internet users were not amused by it. According to them, Martina was not a professional because she didn’t know that a client was having two babies, and not one.
In these people's point of view, Martina's post was nothing short of an admission of guilt, and it meant that Martina was not competent at her job.
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A complaint was lodged against Martina, and it led to the suspension of the midwife by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
However, quite a number of people were outraged by Martina's suspension, saying that there was no way Martina could have known that Brooke was going to have twins.
Even the mother herself had no idea!
It was a member of the hospital staff that first lodged the complaint against Martina and got her suspended.
A petition titled 'Mothers have the right to a safe, natural birth of their choice. Save Martina' was launched online and it has gotten more than 45,000 signatures.
Brooke's twins arrived slightly premature at 35 weeks, and they had to be taken to the hospital after as one of the twins was having breathing problems.
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However, mother and kids are doing well.
As much as many rallied to support Martina, the midwife is still under suspension and her license in jeopardy.
What is your take on this? Could Martina’s ignorance pass off as incompetence? Or are people simply overreacting?
Sometimes nature doesn’t give us the answers right on time. We shouldn’t have to blame anyone for it.