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Miscarriage looks like significant physical trauma, involves pain, exhaustion, and the expulsion of a "foreign body".

E.coli infection is more likely to take hold in a weakened patient. We are exposed to pathogens more often than we fall ill from them.

So the question is not whether the E.coli came from the foetus, or whether it came form the hospital or was there before she was admitted. The question is whether allowing the natural miscarriage process to proceed for days rather than performing an abortion can tip the chances of falling to opportunistic infections.

In addition, am I mistaken that the abortion might have been performed by inducing delivery rather than by a caesarean? Does that not involve less risk of "surgical" complications?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Nov 21st, 2012 at 08:41:24 AM EST
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