Pregnant Woman Refused Treatment on Fraser Coast

A 30-week pregnant woman from Hervey Bay has been refused treatment by a Fraser Coast hospital due to her weight.

Ms. White says she is being discriminated against, after the hospital told her she wouldn’t be allowed to give birth there as her body mass index was 0.5 over the hospital’s 45 limit.

She claims she was never advised of this policy and that the hospital merely doesn’t want to deal with a potential caesarean surgery.

At 29 weeks gestation, the treating obstetric doctor noted her weight at 135 kilograms. However Ms. White insists she was in fact only 116 kilograms.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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