Mothers who give birth who experience air embolism are less likely to survive than mothers who give birth with normal conditions without hindrance, which in the end, mothers who give birth accompanied by embolism are more at risk of picking up death. This is what happened to a woman named Julia Fransiska Makatey (25), who was suspected of being a victim of malpractice committed by the doctor who handled her at the Central General Hospital (RSUP), namely Prof. Dr. RD Kandow Malalayang in Manado in 2010 as quoted from kompas.com
Shortly after giving birth to her beloved baby, Julia could not survive and finally she picked up her death where she lay in a blankar in the hospital room. After the autopsy was carried out, it was found that there were air bubbles in the blood vessels in the right ventricle of the woman who was almost a mother. The presence of air bubbles can block the blood from getting oxygen from the lungs. As a result, the blood becomes oxygen deficient which ultimately is unable to provide adequate oxygen supply to other organs throughout the body.
This happens when the victim’s blood is dark, not red as usual. A Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, RSUP Prof. DR RD Kandow, Dr. Freddy Wagey SpOG said, “The dark color of the blood is a sign that the blood is lacking oxygen supply. Most of the victims are only able to survive about 20 minutes after the birth by Caesarean section. But even though the mother dies, the ordinary baby can still survive, “he said. Furthermore, Wagey revealed, cases like this are cases that rarely occur. During his career as a doctor for 30 years, he only faced 2 similar cases.
Dr. Wagey explained that air embolism is not a predictable condition. This condition can come at any time. “There is no factor or condition that states that a pregnant woman is more susceptible to air embolism than others. This condition is completely unpredictable, “he said. Dr. Wagey said that the occurrence of air embolism in mothers about to give birth is difficult to predict, because generally those who come to the operating room come without complaints and have good sugar levels, blood pressure and heart rates. Healthy conditions should make the operation successful and the mother and baby can return to good health.
But without realizing it, there was an air embolism which then killed the mother so quickly. “The embolism itself was discovered only after the corpse was operated on at the autopsy table and it was there that a large amount of bubbles in the blood were discovered. The embolic condition is not the fault of the patient or the doctor. This happens solely because of natural factors that cause air to suddenly enter the blood vessels, ”explained the doctor.
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Air is not the only cause of bubbles in the blood that hinders the supply of oxygen to the body through the blood. The onset of embolism can be triggered by amniotic fluid and fat with the same low chance of life for the mother. Embolism that occurs due to amniotic fluid, can cause allergic reactions that threaten the life of the mother. In America itself, cases like this are very rare, cases like this have a prevalence of 1 in 80 thousand to 100. But mostly, nearly 90 percent of mothers who experience embolism during childbirth end in death, even though various medical help have sought.
Even so, an obstetrician from one of the leading hospitals in the capital, Dr. Andon Hestiantoro, revealed that the risk of embolism can be avoided by, as far as possible, by taking a birth with a normal process. With the normal way, the risk of torn blood vessels and injuries will be less so that the risk of embolism will be the smaller the percentage. On the contrary, the process of birth by surgery, will allow the wounded blood vessels to be very large so that the chance of an embolism will be greater. Of course, when undergoing a normal birth process, pregnant women must routinely have their uterus checked. Furthermore, consult with your obstetrician about which birth process should be undertaken, of course, taking into account the sibayi’s waist size and head circumference.
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