By Muza Mpofu 04/09/2019
NURSES at Parirenyatwa Hospital’s Mbuya Nehanda Maternity Ward reportedly ignored calls for help by a woman who was giving birth in the early hours of Sunday leading to her death and that of her baby. The incident is said to have happened between 3am and 5am. The woman (name withheld) is said to have been moaning from as early as 12 midnight up to 3am when she is said to have gone quiet up until she was discovered dead with the baby between her legs. A woman in the same Ward who spoke to this publication on condition of anonymity said that nurses kept on saying that she was looking for attention by faking pain. Hospital Head of Public Relations Linos Dhire confirmed receipt of the case. Rapture of the Uterus is when pressure builds during birth or pregnancy and the foetus tears into the uterus wall causing contents within the uterus and the baby to fall into the mother’s abdomen.