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Hospital under investigation after 2 healthy women die unexpectedly during labor

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Wednesday the investigation continues at a Massachusetts hospital after two perfectly healthy women died giving birth to healthy children.

The incidents occurred within a month from eachother.

Colleen Celia, 32, died last week during a planned C-section at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Christie Fazio, 30, died on at the same hospital on December 14.

According to family, the women were able to briefly hold their children before dying.

On Sunday, the hospital released a statement saying that their staff did all they could trying to save the women.

The statement says, 'It is too early to know the exact nature of the underlying factors that led to these tragic outcomes. All signs suggest that the two situations were unrelated, unanticipated and unpreventable.'

Celia had given birth to her three other children vaginally but delivered daughter Mya Rose via c-section after her pregnancy was ruled high-risk.

Her husband says he's not angry at the hospital, but he would like to make sure it doesn't happen to someone else.

Fazio was able to briefly hold her son Jonathan before doctors noticed she was bleeding and tried to save her.

Her husband John Fazio, 27, told the Boston Herald he is dealing with her death by taking comfort that she is 'with the lord'.

Hospital spokesman Sarah Darcy told the Enterprise News that the maternity ward 'has been understandably devastated'.

The Board of Registration in Medicine lists no discipline or malpractice decision against any obstetricians at the hospital. Maternal deaths happen just 650 times a year in the U.S.

The Daily Mail reports that maternal deaths have been on the rise and are double what they were 25 years ago, but most of that is contributed to better reporting and environmental reasons.

The CDC says, C-sections account for almost one-third of live births.



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