Unborn baby girl who was overdue by three weeks strangled to death by umbilical cord

Mail Online | 10/18/2019 | Connor Boyd Health Reporter For Mailonline
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A mother has revealed her heartbreak after her unborn baby was strangled by her umbilical cord.

Georgina Hardy, 26, made it to 41 weeks of pregnancy scare-free and she and her boyfriend Dave Squire, 26, couldn't wait to meet their daughter.

Rosie - Melanie - Joyce - Squire - February

But little Rosie Melanie Joyce Squire was stillborn in February this year after her mother's umbilical cord became wrapped around her neck.

Doctors revealed by this point Rosie had grown too big because she was three weeks overdue.

Ms - Hardy - Clacton-on-Sea - Essex - Petition

Ms Hardy, from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, has launched a petition to change protocol that allows women to carry their babies over 40 weeks.

She is now 15 weeks pregnant but said it's difficult to celebrate because she is so anxious.

Metro - Online - 'She

She told Metro Online: 'She was allowed to grow too big and was slowly strangled.

'You get to the 38 week mark and think, "I've made it, it's just a waiting game now", waiting for the baby to be here.

Thought - Baby - End - Everyone - Risk

'We never for one second thought we wouldn't have a baby at the end of it. Everyone is very aware of the risk of miscarriage at the beginning of a pregnancy, we all know that those first 12 weeks are high risk, yet no-one ever speaks about there being risks at the end of the pregnancy too.'

A test at 39 weeks revealed Rosie had stopped moving. But medics detected movement on the follow-up hospital visit so Ms Hardy was told to go home.

Women - Date - Fortnight - Section

Most pregnant women can safely go over their due date by a fortnight before a Caesaerian section is carried out.

But research has shown women who go over the 40-week mark are at an increased risk of stillbirth and neonatal death.

February - Weeks - Ms - Hardy - Baby

On February 16, at 41 weeks, Ms Hardy was told her baby had passed away. A few days later, on February 21, she was induced...
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