I was scanned at Bournemouth hospital during pregnancy, they had difficulty finding blood flow from her heart, when approached they admitted this but ASSUMED it was down to my high BMI and so didnt note this down for my baby just to be checked at birth. Instead my daughter has suffered the worst journey possible over something that could of been changed through a 2 minute pulse oximetry test at birth.
A 2 minute pulse oximetry test does not harm the baby in any way, but it can save your babys life. 1 in 100 babies are born with a CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) .. Most are detected during scans, some are not. But had Bournemouth Hospital noted down their difficulties whether concerned or not, My daughter would not of had to endure 6 cardiac arrests 2 respitary arrests, open heart surgery (whilst critical), and brain damage. She still would of needed Open Heart Surgery, but she would of been taken if not born in Southampton General At birth and treated straight away. She would not of died so many times and been resuscitated so many times or even suffered from brain damage had they of noted their difficulties down.
Please sign this petition and make this hospital realise that their actions have cost my child a healthy normal life and we now face the unknown with this life limiting condition.
all it would of taken was one simple note stating they ''had difficulty finding outflow but feel this may of been due to mums BMI please double check baby at birth''. SIMPLE !! And would of saved her life alot sooner.
You can follow my daughters Journey through her Facebook Page. I have set this up to highlight just what it is like for a child and their family to live with a CHD.