Devastated couple’s ‘unimaginable pain’ as premature daughter dies four days after birth

Reeva Dolson should have been born on Christmas Day but she arrived following an emergency caesarean on November 28. Four days later Reeva died at Newcross Hospital in Wolverhampton

Baby Reeva was due to be born on Christmas Day but arrived prematurely
Baby Reeva was due to be born on Christmas Day but arrived prematurely

A couple have been left devastated after their premature-born daughter died four days after her birth.

Tiny Reeva Dolson was due to be born on Christmas Day but she arrived following an emergency caesarean on November 28, Birmingham Live reports.

Four days later Reeva died at Newcross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

Tests are still being carried out to establish the cause of her death.

Taylor Dolson and Naomi Turton, who have been together three years, now want to share their heartbreaking story in a bid to help other couples.

On November 27, Taylor took Naomi, 26, a teaching assistant, to Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley because of reduced movements in baby Reeva.

Doctors carried out checks and the couple, from Halesowen, West Midlands, were sent back home.

The couple have been left utterly heartbroken by the loss of their little girl


Taylor Dolson)

But the following day Naomi had similar fears for reduced movement and she was taken back to Russells Hall Hospital.

Further checks were made and then it was discovered Reeva was in a breech position and an emergency caesarean section was performed.

She was delivered on the evening of November 28 and then immediately transferred to a specialist neo-natal unit at Newcross Hospital in Wolverhampton.

But Reeva’s condition deteriorated and despite the best efforts of doctors she died four days later.

A post-mortem has been carried out on her body and the couple are waiting to find out a cause of death.

Taylor, 30, an electrical engineer, told BirminghamLive : “I can’t explain the pain and loss when you lose a baby. Reeva was my first child. I have a step-son Chace.

“It was just heartbreaking. You plan for months and look forward to finally meeting her and then it ends so cruelly.

“Naomi is a teaching assistant but is taking some time away now as she tries to come to terms with what has happened.

“I would like to say that the medical staff were brilliant after Reeva was born and especially the midwives at Russells Hall Hospital. The doctors and nurses at New Cross Hospital in the neonatal unit were incredible.

“I wanted to raise awareness and to let other mothers know that if they feel reduced movement then please do go to hospital. Don’t take any chances.

Naomi’s son Chace has also lost his little sister, adding to the family’s devastation


Taylor Dolson)

“I don’t want other parents to go through what we are going through.”

Naomi added: “They shouldn’t class any pregnancy as low risk because things can change so quickly. More scans would be beneficial.”

His friend Ritchie posted: “This funding page has been set up in support of our friend Taylor and his lovely partner Naomi following the heartbreaking death of their baby girl Reeva.

“Reeva was born poorly and sadly lost her life after just 3 days.

“Please donate what you can to help support Taylor and Naomi. We hope the money raised can be used to ease the pressures that they are undoubtedly experiencing during this terrible time in their lives. Taylor and Naomi – we are all thinking of you.”

Taylor thanked people for making donations and said he would be using some of the money to make a donation to both hospitals who cared for Reeva.

He also wanted to thank the company he worked for Elegance Solution Ltd in Halesowen for the support they have given to him and Naomi.

He added: “They not only have paid my full salary while I was off but have sent flowers to my home and special gifts to help us remember Reeva, Christmas gifts for Chace and endless amounts of messages and phone calls checking if we needed anything. An absolutely remarkable company to work for.”

Her funeral will take place next Thursday January 13 at Stourbridge Crematorium at 11am.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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