34-year-old, Yulia Selina, from Saint Petersburg, Russia, wanted a natural delivery for her second child.
But soon, doctors realized that the baby was in a complicated position, so doctors decided it was best to perform a caesarean section. But what they didn’t know at the time, was that it almost cost Yulia her life!
After her daughter was born, Yulia began to feel worse: “My belly started to swell. It even grew bigger than it was when I was 9 months pregnant. Every movement caused me horrible pain. At first, I thought it was just a natural reaction to the operation,” said Yulia, “but then I couldn’t even sit up anymore. The pain would make me scream.” The situation became critical, but doctors kept on insisting that it was a normal reaction to the C-section.
“I understood that, if I waited any longer for the doctors to help me, my children would be left without a mother,” she remembers. 24 hours later, she was rushed into emergency surgery…Surgeons removed over 2.5 liters of pus from her abdomen and an operating room sheet! It had been left inside her body after Dima’s birth.
“I’m trying, I want to forgive and excuse those who did this to me, but then I think about how my family could have lost me forever. I would like to settle this in a civilized way,” she says. Lawyers are helping Yulia and her family file a law suit against the hospital to prevent this from happening to anybody else.