Thank you for the information: No she has no private physician. The physicians want to try and keep the baby inside the mother as long as possible so the child will be more developed when they decided to deliver, putting the mother at risk. The patient has no one other family. There is only me and my son who has been helping her, giving her a place to stay. Response 1: I suspected as much that she does not have any private physician. That's why the hospital is taking a chance on her life. If she had a private physician, this would not be happening. If she is able to speak, you need to tell her to contact the Patients Advocate in the hospital. She can tell the nurse to dial the number for her so that she can speak with the Patients Advocate. If you can tell me the name of the hospital, I may be able to find the number for you and get back to you. They are violating her rights to be the only one that should be making decisions concerning her own body. The hospital and the physicians do not have any right to override her decision to have the baby to save her own life. It appears that the hospital is trying to save the baby by putting the mother's life in danger. They do not have any legal right to do that in this country. She should in no uncertain terms tell the physicians and the hospital, the Patients Advocate, that she needs the baby delivered now because she does not want to die saving the baby. She needs to save herself first. Question: 23 years old, admitted to hospital due to Threatened Miscarriage (30 weeks). For 5 days the hospital decided not to deliver the baby, forcing the mother to keep the baby inside her so it can mature. Administered Magnesium and steroids for the baby causing the uterus to have thin walls, preventing the mother to sit up. Infection now has set in and the mother is getting weaker. The physicians were going to deliver the baby yesterday, changing there minds because the mother is'nt showing alot of pain, but getting sicker as time goes on. The mother is being forced to take chances on her own life due to the hospitals decisions. The mother wants the child to be delivered so her own health will get better. Can a hospital force the mother to continue this pregnancy against her will? Response2: No, they cannot. See my previous response. Does'nt the mother have any rights to make the decision for the child to be delivered for the safety of her own health? Response 3: The mother certainly has rights. See my response #1.
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