In the case of the Anderlecht woman, however, he set up for her to deliver at home, despite the fact that she had already given birth before by C-section. In such cases, medical professionals will advise a hospital delivery.
Then began a delivery which would last three days, the mother often suffering with no pain relief, while V was frequently absent without explanation. The child was eventually delivered, by which time he was, like his mother, in a critical medical condition. Both were transported to hospital, where the baby died the following day. The mother recovered.
The incident took place in August last year, and the baby’s parents filed a complaint in March this year. An investigating magistrate ordered him to be kept in custody on suspicion of allowing the woman to give birth at home, and of failing to act when the woman’s waters broke and were seen to contain meconium – the first faecal matter produced by a newborn, not normally produced inside the womb.