A 28-year-old woman from South Africa claims she gave birth to a rotten baby. She feels the Mamelodi East Clinic could have done more to save her unborn child. Since she found out that she was pregnant, Phindile said she had started attending prenatal classes at the clinic. “I was excited at the prospect of being a mother for the first time and made sure I never missed an appointment,” she said.
“My heart is broken. I feel that something could have been done on the same Thursday when the nurses realised the heart- beat was faint. “I won’t rest until I get answers,” said Phindile. She added that her labour was then induced. “I gave birth to a rotten baby and was told it got rotten in my womb. Why do we have to attend check-ups if in the end they can’t pick up when there is trouble?” she asked.