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In the past 30 days two women have died while giving birth at the South Shore Hospital.
According to a hospital spokesperson teams responded to the relatively rare situations swiftly and aggressively.
South Shore Hospital is conducting an internal investigation, but they say the two deaths appear to be unrelated, unanticipated and unpreventable.
"South Shore Hospital extends our deepest condolences to the families of our patients, and our focus is on supporting them at this difficult time, as well as supporting our colleagues who are devastated by these losses,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
Colleen Celia was delivering her fourth child via C-section last Wednesday when she died of complications during birth.
Christie Fazio, a former nurse at South Shore Hospital, was having a C-section. She was holding her newborn when it was discovered she was bleeding. Attempts to save the mother failed.
Hospital leaders added that these are very rare occurrences, and it is uncommon to have two women die during child birth so close together.
It's unclear if any of the family members will be considering legal action, but both are carrying out fundraisers locally and online.
The Department of Public health has also been notified and will be conducting its own investigation.
The hospital delivers about 3,500 babies a year, more than any hospital in the region.
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