Another baby is in critical condition after a Lisa Barrett homebirth.
You remember Barrett, the midwife found responsible for multiple homebirth deaths, right?
Let’s review. Thus far Barrett has been present at 5 separate homebirths that resulted in the death of a baby:
1. shoulder dystocia
2. breech, trapped head
3. second twin
4. second twin
5. breech, trapped head
Back in July I wrote about the Coroner’s report which aggregated 4 of the homebirth deaths she has presided over (Coroner: Homebirth deaths at Lisa Barrett’s hands were entirely preventable). The Coroner was scathing, declaring that all 4 deaths could have been prevented had the mothers received care from a competent practitioner in the hospital setting.
Now Barrett has done it again. She has presided over another high risk birth and a baby is fighting for its life. Here’s the first report from Australia’s News Ten:
In November I wrote about Barrett’s self-pitying response to the Coroner’s report. Barrett has never expressed even a scintilla of remorse or regret for 5 dead babies who didn’t have to die. That’s not surprising since she got what she wanted: attention, and an opportunity to portray herself as a martyr. The mothers ended up with a grief that will never leave them and the babies end up robbed of life itself.
Apparently it does not matter to Barrett how many babies are hurt or die in the attempt to feed her insatiable need for attention and validation. It seems to me that the only way she can be stopped, and the only way that other babies can be protected, is to send her to jail for a decade or two. There she will have the opportunity to contemplate her gross incompetence, and the horror that has created for the women and babies she was supposed to serve.
Addendum: The baby died on New Year’s Eve.