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New Petition: Moms Matter

Take a look at this new petition: Moms Matter. If you agree, sign on!

A bill it relates to is H.R. 894, the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2011. Take a look at that, too, and vote your conscience.

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Karleen

I gave birth on September 19, 2011 to beautiful twin fraternal girls.
A week later, after being home for a few days, I suddenly started to hemmorrhage. My husband called my doctor and 911. The paramedics did not really know what to do; it was truly awful. They threw my in ambulance and walked off. I ended up with 15 blood transfusions, emergency hysterectomy, ICU and another week’s stay in the hospital. I could not breast feed nor see my babies. It was truly was one of the most awful experiences in my life. I was lucky. We need to educate women, paramedics, and personnel in hospitals if there is any bleeding, they need ER treatment right away.

Karleen

I gave birth on September 19, 2011 to beautiful twin fraternal girls at Tarzana Hospital via C-section, since baby A was breech. A week later, after being home for a few days, I suddenly started to hemmorrhage. My husband called my doctor and 911. The paramedics did not really know what to do; it was truly awful. They threw my in ambulance and walked off, left my husband and I with the EMTs. The driver stopped AT every stop sign, while I bled in that ambulance. I ended up with 15 blood transfusions, emergency hysterectomy, ICU and another week’s stay in the hospital. I could not breast feed nor see my babies. It was truly was one of the most awful experiences in my life. I was lucky, but personally I did not feel that way at all. It has taken a year for me to heal. I have good insurance. We need to educate women, paramedics, and personnel in hospitals if there is any bleeding, they need ER treatment right away. I think paramedics and others are unaware.

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