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'He's not moving… I can't feel him': Devastated mother to sue hospital after her 'perfect twin baby' dies when her C-section birth was 'cancelled without warning'







A young mother is suing her hospital after she lost her 'perfect twin baby' Hudson when her emergency C-section birth was cancelled without warning.

Paige Scott, from Schofields in Sydney's west, was expecting fraternal twins in April 2016 when she was told she required an emergency C-section at 33 weeks pregnant.

An ultrasound showed both babies were healthy at 33 weeks, but doctors held concerns over the functioning of the boy's placenta.

Paige Scott, from Schofields in Sydney's west, was expecting fraternal twins in April 2016 when she was told she required an emergency C-section at 33 weeks pregnant

Ms Scott said she was kept waiting for five hours before the caesarean was cancelled altogether when another emergency case presented at the hospital.

In those five hours, Ms Scott said she knew something was very wrong with her unborn son.

When she was moved back to her hospital bed, Ms Scott told staff she could no longer feel baby Hudson.
'They kept telling me that he was just sleeping and I kept saying, no I can't feel him, he's not just sleeping,' she told Nine News.

When she was again scheduled in for an emergency C-section, only her baby girl Tahlee was born alive.
When she was again scheduled in for an emergency C-section, only her baby girl Tahlee was born alive (pictured together)
An ultrasound showed both babies were healthy at 33 weeks, but doctors held concerns over the functioning of the boy's placenta

Since the stillbirth of baby Hudson, Ms Scott said she suffered greatly with anxiety, guilt and anger.

'Having to take my children to a cemetery, they don't really understand it yet but when they do, it's like, this is it, this is where your brother is,' she said.

Ms Scott is preparing to take legal action against Westmead Hospital.

Shine Lawyers special counsel for medical negligence Clare Eves said Ms Scott had a strong case.

'If the caesarean had proceeded as planned, there's absolutely no reason to doubt that both babies would have been born perfectly healthy,' she said.

Western Sydney Local Health District executive director of operations Robynne Cooke said the district would support the Scott family through the process.

However she said the hospital or health district could not release any specific details of the case for privacy reasons.

She said an investigation was underway and any medical findings would be disclosed to the family.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Western Sydney Local Health District for further comment.
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