Mother in hospital – level 2

Mother in hospital – level 2

05-05-2016 15:00

A mother from England was giving birth. She has a heart condition, so doctors gave her an epidural. This is an injection in the back, which numbs your nerves.

Five hours after giving birth, she did not have feeling in her legs. Doctors told her that it was fine, but when nothing changed the next day, everybody started to panic.

The mother had a blood clot, which was putting pressure on her spinal cord. After giving birth, now she had to be operated on. The mother and child could not see each other the first 6 days, and the mother is now in a wheelchair. People are investigating the incident.

Difficult words: numb (to have less feeling in your body), clot (a thick mass of blood).

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