Joshua’s easily preventable, tragic hospital birth death

Joshua Titcombe

Last week I wrote that the relentless effort by UK midwives in promoting normal birth is killing babies and mothers. At Furness General Hospital in Cumbria 6 babies and 2 mothers have died preventable deaths, including Joshua Titcombe:

Hoa Titcombe, 34, gave birth to Joshua at the end of a normal delivery. But nine days later the baby bled to death after suffering a lung infection which could easily have been treated with antibiotics.

Joshua’s father James contacted me to share more details about Joshua’s birth and needless death. He gave me permission to share with you the presentation he created to ensure that Joshua will be remembered and that his death will serve a purpose, focusing attention on the substandard midwifery care that is the result of midwives protecting their “turf” and refusing to refer complicated cases to obstetricians and pediatricians.

My deepest condolences to James and Hoa. No parent should have to endure what they have suffered.

Joshua and Hoa