A couple's planned delivery at home with the help of videos on Youtube and social media went horribly wrong, leaving the 28-year old woman dead after the birth of a 3.3kg healthy baby in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur.
Krithika, who gave birth to her second child, died of excessive bleeding after the delivery assisted by her husband, his friend and the latter's wife -- none of whom were medically qualified - at their home.
Kritiga, 28, developed labour pains in the afternoon and delivered a baby at 1:30 pm at their home with the help of her husband. But in about an hour, she reportedly developed fits and that was when her husband called 108 ambulance service. She was brought dead to the hospital.
They learned through videos how to deliver a child but in her case, after the delivery of the baby the placenta didn’t come out leading to massive blood loss.
"The woman lost a lot of blood during the delivery and went into a physiological shock. That is why she collapsed and died,'' said k. Boopathy, chief health officer in Tiruppur.
Another couple, who were friends with them, are also believed to have encouraged them to go for childbirth at home. The husband Karthikeyan has been taken into custody for interrogation.
The videos are mainly for the knowledge purpose and not to be practised at home, as in many cases even fake medical videos are circulated massively.
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