The co-founder of the much-scrutinized Cary birthing center is speaking out for the first time and insists the recent deaths of three newborns were not due to any systematic failures.
"North Carolina is ranked 44th in infant mortality, so this was a public health concern for me," Osborne says in an exclusive interview with the ABC11 I-Team. "If one in three women have a cesarean section — that's major abdominal surgery. We can reduce that through promoting natural births through midwifery."
Baby + Company is embroiled in controversy after three infant deaths over seven months.
"I don't think they're in any way correlated or there was some underlying or systematic failure," Osborne says of the cases, including one that happened in 2018. "Every time a baby is born, there's a risk of all kinds of things that can happen. In these cases, these things happened in a shorter amount of time period than would've been expected. None of them were outside of the realm of possibility regardless of whether you're in a birth center or hospital."
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