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A series of events, starting with excessive bleeding
that led to shock and cardiac arrest, may have led
to the death of mother Candace Santo and her baby
at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt
Hope, on Thursday.
Her husband Stephen Goberban was still trying to
make sense of the words which were written on the
autopsy results when the T&T Guardian contacted
him yesterday, noting he had read them and re-read
Goberban still wants to know what they mean and
how they could explain the fact that his 29-year-old
wife and baby son would never return to their Aranguez,
San Juan, home. He said he
spent hours sitting outside the
hospital mortuary waiting for
an explanation of his wife s
death, but instead received a
paper and words on an autopsy
report. He called on the hospital
to answer his questions.
"They have to explain and
tell me. Was a doctor there dur-
ing birth? Why didn t they do
what they had to do to stop
the bleeding to save my wife?"
Goberban said Candace had experienced a wonderful
"She never got sick and was happy," he said, adding
they were both excited over the birth of their first
child, whose name was to be Nevin.
The excitement lasted the entire nine months of
the pregnancy and even past the predicted due date
of November 24. Excitement was replaced by another
darker feeling on Wednesday.
"Everything started Tuesday evening. Candace went
to the Aranguez Health Centre. They gave her a letter
and sent her to the hospital.
"She went to the hospital. They did blood tests and
said they were keeping her and said they would most
likely induce labour on Tuesday night."
Goberban said he left and went home.
"Wednesday morning she called and said they didn t
induce labour and she was still on the ward. She told
me when they came and burst the water bag to speed
up the process."
Goberban went to the hospital during visiting hours
on Wednesday, from 4 pm to 6 pm.
"At 6.10 pm they took her to the labour ward. I
had already left. I came back and waited outside the
At 7 pm Goberban checked with nurses. He was
told the baby had not yet come. He checked again at
8 pm and was given the same response.
"After 9 pm, they said sit down and wait and that
someone would come talk to me. I saw a lot of frantic
running around," Goberban said.
"I was seeing the staff running around. With all
of that I started crying because I knew it was my wife.
I saw them carry my wife on a stretcher. She looked
like she was getting fits.
"They called me and said she was bleeding heavily.
They said they would have to take out her womb.
Blood was coming out of my wife like if you open a
Goberban s last view of his wife was of her lying
on a hospital bed with needles all over her body and
blood gushing out of her.
"She had no complications before. No sickness. No
diabetes. She was normal all nine months."
This is the fourth maternal death in the past two
In a statement on the incident, medical chief of
staff Dr Karen Sohan said the hospital staff felt grief
over the death of the baby and young mother.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
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mom, baby die
at Mt Hope
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