New mum dies after doctor ‘pulls uterus from body’ when removing placenta


A new mum died after a doctor allegedly pulled her sexual organs from her body during the removal of her placenta after childbirth.

Alisa Tepikina, 22, was left in “excruciating pain” shortly after giving birth to her daughter after the medic allegedly pulled her uterus out completely.

Tragically, the new mum, went into a coma and is said to have died of shock with a cardiac arrest.

Alisa, from Nizhneserginskaya, Russia, only had time to smile at her newborn daughter, Anya, before the unnamed obstetrician tried to pull placenta from an inverted uterus.

A six month probe has led to charges of causing death by negligence against the 27-year-old doctor or could face jail or compulsory labour if convicted.

Head doctor Elena Barannikova claimed that there were no “violent actions” by the doctor – but this was rejected by medical experts after an exhaustive anaylsis, said the Russian Investigative Committee.

Barannikova claimed a ,”spontaneous inversion of the uterus” – a rare medical event – had occurred.

In Alisa’s case, the placenta should have been detached manually by the doctor under anaesthetic, the investigation found.

“Non-controlled or improper pulling of the umbilical cord led to full inversion of the uterus,” said a statement by medical experts.

“The female organs that were pulled out, then pushed back when it was too late.”

Alisa’s relatives said they heard her screams as they waited in the hospital.

Her heartbroken father, Dmitry Malyukov, 47, said: “My daughter was suffering, she was screaming in pain.

“But the doctor paid no attention.”
Dmitry accused the doctor of “tugging the umbilical cord with real force”.

He said it was “like something from the Middle Ages”.

“The doctor on duty did not recognise the life-threatening complication of the birth,” said the statement.

“As a result, medical help was provided with unacceptably huge delay.

“The uterus was repositioned only 4 hours 15 minutes later when the massive bleeding and the irreversible shock had already developed, along with heart failure.”

The doctor’s mistakes allegedly “worsened the situation and caused the massive loss of blood, irreversible (and) complicated shock, heart failure and death of the patient”, the experts claimed.

Svetlana Malyukova, 42, mother of Alisa, had called for the doctor to be prosecuted.

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