Doctors at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera managed to save the life of a
baby born during her mother’s 31st week of pregnancy, but the woman died from a
severe collapse of all her bodily systems, the hospital announced on
The newborn is in good condition.
The woman, in her early
20s, arrived at the hospital three weeks ago complaining of stomach pain and
nausea. She had just returned from Europe where she was hospitalized, but
decided to leave of her own volition even though she felt unwell.
woman was admitted to Hillel Yaffe where she was carefully examined and found to
have a serious infection. She started antibiotic treatment and was advised to
remain in the high-risk pregnancy unit for intensive supervision. Despite her
condition the woman left for home.
The next day, she returned to the
hospital where doctors diagnosed her with kidney failure and multi-organ
failure. She was attached to a respirator after being
Although obstetricians were able to deliver her baby, a
multi-discipline team was unable to save the woman after she suffered from a
brain edema on Tuesday.