Petition Closed
Petitioning VITAL STATISTICS TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and 2 others
This petition will be delivered to:
VITAL STATISTICS
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
President of the United States
Texas Governor

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: RESEARCH NEONATAL DEATHS AFTER THE 39 WEEK RULE WAS ENACTED. REPEAL IT

TDH, JCAHO, AND MARCH OF DIMES HAVE ENACTED A RULING THAT ELECTIVE DELIVERY PRIOR TO 39 WEEKS GESTATION. HOWEVER, THIS RULING IS BEING UTILIZED BY HOSPITALS TO STOP DELIVERY PRIOR TO 39 WEEKS EVEN IF IT IS NATURAL ONSET. FOR YEARS THE GESTATION PERIOD WAS CONSIDERED ANYWHERE FROM 37 TO 42 WEEKS. THEY ARE DEMANDING NOW THAT ALL MOTHERS CARRY TO 39 WEEKS. I WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR BEING IN LABOR AT 36WKS AND 5DAYS, I WAS 3 CENTIMETERS DIALATED AND 90% EFFACED, MY DOCTOR RECOMMENDED DELIVERY AND THE HOSPITAL TOLD HIM TO STOP MY LABOR. AT 37 WEEKS AND 6 DAYS, MY SON DIED IN UTERO. THEY CITE THE 39 WEEK RULE AS THE REASON THEY DID NOT ALLOW THE BIRTH OF MY CHILD AND APPARENTLY I AM NOT ALONE IN THIS, PRIOR TO THE 39 WK RULE THE NEONATAL MORTALITY WAS 2.5 PER EVERY 10000 TERM PREGNANCIES IT IS NOW AT 9.1. I WANT THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REVIEW ALL HOSPITAL POLICIES IN REFERENCE TO THIS RULING AS THEY ARE NOT BANNING ELECTIVE DELIVERY THEY ARE BANNING DELIVERY AT ALL.


Letter to
VITAL STATISTICS TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
President of the United States
Texas Governor
RESEARCH NEONATAL DEATHS AFTER THE 39 WEEK RULE WAS ENACTED. REPEAL IT