Inquest: Premature baby survived for two hours after mother took medication ‘which can be used to induce labour’

Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: Simon Finlay

Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A baby who was born after his mother took medication 'which can be used to induce labour' survived for two hours, an inquest heard.

The infant, known only as baby Bangura, died at the James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, on January 29 this year, weighing just 370g (0.8lbs).

An inquest held in Norwich today heard how the baby's birth was started artificially at 22 weeks.

Area coroner Yvonne Blake said: 'The mother took medication which can be used to induce labour.'

'Labour was induced and the mother went to the James Paget University Hospital where the baby was born.'

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Police had investigated the circumstances but did not take any further action as it was not in the 'public interest'.

The cause of death was given as extreme prematurity and mid trimester termination of pregnancy.

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Concluding, Ms Blake said: 'Baby Bangura died after being born extremely prematurely.'

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