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Fationa Nikolli, a Pregnant mum, lost her ‘healthy’ baby after being forced to wait in a hospital car park for two and a half hours because she had Covid.
She was almost 32 weeks into her pregnancy when she was told to wait outside the Birmingham Women’s Hospital, West Midlands until a single room could be found for her.
Her age is unclear.
Pregnant Mum With Covid Loses Her Baby
Fationa Nikolli, who was nearly 32 weeks into her pregnancy, went to Birmingham Women’s Hospital, in the West Midlands, at around 10 am on July 6, fearing she could no longer feel the baby.
But the mum-of-two, who had tested positive for Covid-19, was told to wait outside until a single room could be found for her.
When she was eventually brought in at 12.30 pm, she underwent an emergency C-section, but sadly her baby was stillborn.
Mrs. Nikolli, who lives five minutes away from the hospital in Quinton, claims a doctor told her: ‘If you had come in before, I could have saved the baby.’
She says she is still waiting for answers about the tragedy almost three months later, having heard nothing from the hospital.
Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust apologized to Mrs. Nikolli and said a probe is underway.
The Trust also said it had made ‘immediate changes and improvements to how pregnant women with Covid-19 are managed.
Mrs. Nikolli said her doctor examined her the previous day and told her the infant was healthy.
She told BirminghamLive: ‘If they had taken me in the hospital before, maybe the baby would still be alive.
‘I went with Covid, and I called the hospital; I said: “I want to come because I don’t feel the baby.”
‘They said, “Yes, come”, and when I got to the hospital, they left me two and a half hours in the car park.’
Despite pleading with medics that it was an emergency, she says she was told to wait until a separate room could be found, away from other patients.
She went on: ‘I said to them, “I can’t feel the baby, you need to bring me inside the hospital straight away and don’t leave me in the car park.”
‘I’d stayed in the car park because they said I could not come inside as I was (Covid) positive. They said they needed to find one room for me.
‘I waited outside the hospital two hours and a half and when I got inside, I waited for (another) 20 minutes.’
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Mrs. Nikolli continued: ‘When the doctor visited, he said: “He’s still alive, but the heart is too slow.”
‘The doctor said he would do the Caesarean in 30 minutes, but “it is too late to save the baby; if you came inside before, I could save the baby, but it’s too late now.”
‘And I did lose my baby.’
She added: ‘They told me I should come to see the baby. I told them I didn’t want to, I wasn’t prepared for this.’
Afterward, the mum was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital next door to be cared for as the oxygen in her blood was too low due to Covid-19.
Mrs. Nikolli said she now wants answers as to what caused the tragedy.
She added: ‘I asked the hospital to do the autopsy, and they said we need to wait three months.
‘I don’t know anything at the moment, and I’m waiting. I’ve called them many times, to know something.
‘Maybe it was because I was positive for coronavirus, I don’t know.’
Dr. Fiona Reynolds, the Chief Medical Officer at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘We offer our sincere apologies and condolences to Fationa and her family.
‘We were not able to be there for her in the way we would want or expect.
‘We have made several immediate changes and improvements to how we manage Covid positive women should we experience an increase or surge in attendances to ensure all women and babies are cared for safely.
‘A full investigation into what happened is progressing to enable us to understand why Fationa’s baby died and if anything could have been done differently to avoid this devastating outcome.
‘We aim for all investigations to involve the family at the center of care to ensure their voices are heard.
‘A senior midwife has engaged with them with continued, regular contact with Fationa through our Bereavement Midwives who will continue to offer support in any way that they can.’