Inquest: Premature baby survived for two hours after mother took medication ‘which can be used to induce labour’
- 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.'
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Man dies in hospital after fight near Norfolk pub
- 2 Huge seaside home with indoor pool for sale for £600,000
- 3 The Bill star reveals he has moved to Norfolk and why he loves it
- 4 Queues form at Norfolk petrol stations - despite reassurances over stock
- 5 Petrol stations close nationally as HGV driver crisis worsens
- 6 Spectacle of light with 'Norfolk's biggest ever firework display' announced
- 7 Some queues - but business largely as usual at Norfolk's petrol stations
- 8 SOLD! Royal Arcade goes for £2m MORE than guide price
- 9 Delays on A47 after lorry overturns
- 10 Harley-Davidson motorcyclist dies in A134 crash
Concluding, Ms Blake said: 'Baby Bangura died after being born extremely prematurely.'