Newborn slashed on the face during emergency C-section

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A newborn baby girl needed 13 stitches after her face was cut during an emergency C-section.

On June 15, Kyanni Williams was born at Denver Health. Her mother, Reazjhana Williams, underwent an emergency C-section after she was given a pill to speed up her labor.

Father, Damarqus Williams, told local news station, KDVR, Kyanni had made a sudden movement and staff at the hospital could not find her heartbeat, hence why they had to forgo the natural delivery they wanted.

Kyanni was born with a massive cut across her face, staff explained to Mr Williams. Her face was close to the placenta wall. 

Kyanni Williams was cut during a C-section procedure, needing 13 stitches. Source: GoFundMe
Kyanni Williams was cut during a C-section procedure, needing 13 stitches. Source: GoFundMe

“I tried to be understanding about what happened, but on top of the fact her face got cut and a plastic surgeon had to come do it, there’s just a lot of things I’m not understanding with the C-section,” Ms Williams said.

“I’ve never heard of anybody having to deal with their baby’s face looking like this after a C-section.”

C-section injuries to an infant are rare, according to The Mayo Clinic, though it is possible.

On the GoFundMe set up to cover legal fees, the family said the cut on Kyanni's cheek required 13 stitches.

"THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!!" the GoFundMe says. 

"Don’t really have the funds for a lawyer please help as much as possible."

In a statement to KDVR, Denver Health said it had been in contact with the Williams family.

"While this is a known medical complication in emergency C-sections, our focus is always on providing care in the best interest of the mother and child," the statement said. 

"At Denver Health, the safety and well-being of our patients is our number one priority.”

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