Baby dies after hospital tells woman in labour to go home

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The family of a woman whose baby died after being born at home demanded an apology yesterday from the hospital which turned her away three times when she was in labour.

Gemma White, 21, gave birth at her parents' home on Christmas Day, less than two hours after she was discharged from Doncaster Royal Infirmary. The baby, born 22 weeks into the pregnancy, was rushed to the hospital. He died three hours later. Mrs Whitewas first turned away by the hospital on 23 December - told that her stomach pain was linked to a urinary infection. She returned on Christmas Eve, was sent home again; and was admitted at 3am on Christmas Day but discharged six hours later and told to keep taking antibiotics. Doncaster Royal Infirmary refused to comment.

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