Photo captures moment ‘doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year-old patient’

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A grainy, dark photo of a doctor slumped over after he was apparently unable to save a 19-year-old patient is going viral.

“An ER doctor steps outside after losing a 19-year old patient,” reads the caption on the photo posted to Reddit on Thursday.

NickMoore911, an EMT, wrote a fellow EMT snapped the photo.

“The man pictured was unable to save one of his patients,” Moore wrote. “Though this is a common occurrence in our field of work, the patients we lose are typically old, sick, or some combination of the two. The patient that died was 19 years old, and for him, it was one of those calls we get sometimes that just hits you.”

Moore said he received permission to post the photo on Reddit, which has received over 3,500+ comments.

He wanted to share it publicly because he believes it…

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CPMs are not medical professionals, these parents found out the hard way

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Utah’s midwifery laws are very similar to Nevada’s. I watched this tragedy unfold in real time on facebook, where home birth midwives enabled this to happen and have taken no responsibility. Just so everyone knows, there is nothing keeping Christy Collins from jumping over the border, changing her name, and starting a practice.

Originally posted on Ex Natural Childbirth Advocates:

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Another horror story on Yelp!

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Midwife: waits hours before transferring infant with respiratory distress

Originally posted on Shame On Better Birth:

You have to click the “10 more reviews not-recommended” link at the bottom to see the following review of Better Birth, which is primarily critical of employee Trinette Thompson. I only had one appointment with her, but she discouraged me from vaccinating and did not know that the flu was a virus instead of a bacteria. Anyway, here is the review that was posted on Yelp! On 9/12/14, she seems to have been there while watching her sister deliver:

My sister delivered at the Salt Lake location of Better Birth recently. We had a very bad experience. The midwife Trinette was the attending and she does not have appropriate people skills to be a midwife. She was uncommunicative, somewhat rude, secretive with the other staff, and took a very long time in making any decision. This led to a delay in care for the newborn.

My sister went through about…

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Better Birth delivers another blue baby

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I hope everyone is okay. It is just a matter of time until another preventable death crops up because of a lack of common sense regulations on home birth midwives in Utah.

Originally posted on Shame On Better Birth:

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Another day, another blue baby.  This blue baby with no pulse was also born at better birth awhile back, perhaps even in the same tub. I have no idea why home birth advocates post such horrifying photos from water births and gush over them.  I’ve seen more smiling moms holding blue, floppy babies in tubs full of blood (and come on, sometimes urine and feces are in the mix, too…) than I can count at this point. Here are a couple (the following photos are not from better birth):

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Water birth has claimed at least one life. Home birth midwives inability to detect problems in babies and address them has claimed countlesslives, and they do indeed see floppy blue babies as the norm despite the fact that in hospital they most certainly are not. The risk of brain injury resulting from oxygen…

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HB202: Midwife licensing bill stalls in committee

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Even wanting family members to simply know that their midwife isn’t licensed got rejected. This bill would have saved me a lot of grief.

Originally posted on Capital West News:

By Shauntel Forte
Capital West News

SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would have required unlicensed midwives to get consent before delivering a baby was rejected by a House Committee during the 2015 legislative session.

HB202,  proposed by Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, regarding unlicensed direct-entry midwifes compliance with informed consent requirements, died in committee after the meeting adjourned.

Currently, many Utah families all over the state prefer to have stay-at-home deliveries for a more comfortable and enjoyable environment for the mother and the baby. There are about 100 midwives in the state of Utah and that number is growing with time as the numbers of desired midwife deliveries increase.

Spackman explained the reasons as to which families would choose this form of labor in comparison to the traditional way in hospitals. “A central issue of the family is control. They choose to birth in a more comfortable setting where…

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Anti-vaccination culture (including homebirth) responsible for resurgence of measles

Here is a handy chart to show that anti-vaccine parents, encouraged by home birth midwives, have led to a historic increase in measles in the united states. It is no surprise that the Utah outbreak, which primarily affects unvaccinated people, has its origins in Orem, the home of the largest Utah out-of-hospital birth center.

If you are reading this and have not gotten an MMR vaccine for you children yet- please reconsider. Your decision affects people who cannot obtain vaccines for various reasons, and the public at large. Forbes magazine is even discussing the possibility of suing parents who pass vaccine preventable diseases onto other humans. Be careful.