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Former Ohio prison inmate thinks stillborn could have been prevented; Prison and hospital officials say otherwise

Rebecca Hill holds a picture of her fifth child, Elijah Paul Barnes, who was stillborn in 2007.
12:00AM
March 31, 2008

In November 2006 a woman from Tipp City entered Ohio’s prison system – she was about four months pregnant. By the end of February the eight month old fetus was dead. Hill alleges the prison system and hospital should have done more to try to save her unborn child. But officials say they took every necessary precaution. In the second part of a two-part series, WOSU asks the prison and hospital if inmates get top notch care.

A former Ohio prison inmate who had a stillbirth in 2007 says more should have been done to save the baby

Rebecca Hill hold a picture of her fifth child, Elijah Paul Barnes, who was stillborn in 2007.
12:00AM
March 31, 2008

The pitter patter of little feet racing around a house is an unmistakable sound for parents, especially moms. It’s a sign the child is growing from tiny, helpless infant to independent toddler. This time last year a mother of four from Tipp City was looking forward to these kinds of milestones for a fifth time. But something went wrong. WOSU tells this woman’s story about having a stillbirth as an Ohio prison inmate.