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Inquest of woman who died in childbirth in Wirral

Carly Harper

The mother of a woman who died in childbirth says inexperienced staff and delays in treatment at Arrowe Park led to her death.

Carly Harper, 26, from West Kirby in Wirral died in May 2012 a day after her son was prematurely delivered stillborn.

Her mother Christine told her inquest Carly had an infection.

'None of the medical staff appeared to know how to get the situation under control'.

Mrs Harper said her daughter spent hours after her baby died, in pain having tremors and sweating.

She said her daughter was put on a ventilator and her organs failed.

'What should have been a joyous occasion turned into a nightmare'.

The day after she'd lost her grandson, Mrs Harper and her family took the decision to switch off her daughter's life support machine.

She's told Wirral Assistant coroner, David Lewis, Carly's death could have been avoided.

The inquest continues and is due to last three days.

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