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Cholsey mum tried to revive her newborn baby, inquest hears
11:00am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
A TRAINEE doctor tried to resuscitate her newborn baby at their Wallingford home, an inquest heard yesterday.
Walter Davis was just two days old when he died, Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court heard.
He was born healthy at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on April 9 this year, pathologist Steve Gold said in a statement, adding: “All was well and he and his mother were discharged.”
But just two days later the baby was found unresponsive by his mum Catriona Davis, of Church Road in Cholsey, on April 11.
The trainee GP tried to save her son before he was rushed to the John Radcliffe Hospital at around 8.10am, a statement by Walter’s grandmother Ursula Hynd said.
Oxfordshire Coroner Darren Salter recorded a verdict of death by natural causes. He gave a medical cause of death as sudden unexpected death in infancy and contributing diffuse white matter and olivary gliosis.
Dr Gold said of the contributing factor: “It is not sufficient to explain the death but it is likely to make the baby more vulnerable.”