[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Infant deaths, brain damage and a popular midwife
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟴 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬.
𝘜𝘗𝘋𝘈𝘛𝘌: 𝘍𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘠𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘻 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵 𝘊𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘕𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘭, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘻'𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘥.
She was a popular pick for expectant parents but, with a number of new-born babies dead and three others with cerebral palsy in just four years, allegations of negligence are mounting against a well-known midwife operating in Gauteng. But there’s more to it: Furious parents claim their babies were injured after they were given potentially harmful drugs at her clinic to induce and speed up labour without their consent and some private gynaecologists have refused to work with her. Carte Blanche investigates what went wrong in these cases.