Saskatoon doula pleads guilty to unlawful practice of midwifery
After advising Watier to take a herbal tincture and use a birthing stool, with still no improvement, Kusch suggested Watier go to a hospital on the third day of her labour. Watier had a C-section and started to hemorrhage.
As a Jehovah’s Witness, Watier refused to have a blood transfusion and had to depend on a blood salvage procedure. She indicated in her statement that there was a likelihood she or her baby could have died due to the blood loss and her inability to accept a transfusion because of her faith.
Rock said there was no evidence presented that linked the medical procedure to what happened during the woman’s labour.