Last week there was an excellent post at Palingates regarding the roles of Mat-Su Regional Medical Center and Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson in Sarah Palin’s pregnancy with Trig IF it had been real.
The allegations made about CBJ’s involvement are spot-on. Her actions should be investigated because medical ethics were without a doubt violated if the events surrounding the birth of Trig are true.
The case against Mat-Su Regional is far less clear-cut. While the hospital may very well have been complicit in the events that occurred on April 18, 2008 proving it might be difficult.
Here are the details of the birth of Trig at Mat-Su Regional according to Sarah.
On April 22, 2008, Sarah Palin said:
Palin: And, uh, he wasn’t due for 4 or 5 weeks later and um, while I was at energy conference I felt perfectly fine but uh, had thought maybe a few things were starting to progress a little bit that perhaps there was an idea there that he might come early. So I called my doctor at about uh four in the morning in Texas and um I said ya know I’m gonna stay for the day here at the energy conference - have a speech that I was determined to give at one o’clock that afternoon and, um, had Todd check on a couple of flights that were earlier than we had scheduled. I decided it would be ok to, um, skip the reception that night that we’d already by that time have taken care of our meetings and my speech. So Todd checked on flights. A flight allowed us to get out a little earlier than we had planned. Skipped the reception and, um, called my doctor before I got on the plane to say, ‘Yea, we think that we will come home a few hours early,’ and, uh, she said ‘OK call when you land and I’ll check you out.’ But none of my babies had been early and being my fifth child I know what labor feels like (laughing) and if I had felt at all that I was really engaged in uh, labor activities I would not have desired to fly and, um, get back uh, to deliver in Alaska. But anyway, so no real huge labor signs. Landed in, uh, in Anchorage at about 10:30. Got out to the valley at 11:30 and she met us at the hospital, checked me out and said, ‘Um, Yea you look, you may have it um tonight or in the morning.’ And it was smooth, it was relatively easy, in fact it was very easy, the easiest of all of them because he was so tiny. And, um, it’s just been absolutely wonderful. It was all, it just all seemed meant to be… the logistics and everything else just worked out so perfectly and to us he’s absolutely perfect, too.
The baby being due 4 or 5 weeks later is important because according to the Palingates reader who spoke with someone at Mat-Su a pregnancy generally must be at least 35 weeks along for a woman to deliver there. 40 weeks is considered full-term so Sarah just met the cut-off on that rule.
Also, of significance is the fact that CBJ met the Palins at the hospital and checked Sarah out. If Sarah had just arrived at the hospital and had to be examined by one of the doctors on duty then the hospital would bear much more responsibility for allowing the high risk delivery to take place there. Since CBJ was Sarah’s personal physician there may have been no involvement of other hospital staff.
Since we know that the pregnancy was all a hoax, I think it likely happened like this.
CBJ met Sarah and Todd outside the hospital and escorted them in. She asked for complete privacy for the Palins. She handled everything, the exam, the admission and all hospital personnel were prohibited from entering the birth suite that Sarah was in. While I think that Sarah had enough influence to get the hospital to go along with her hoax it was safer to actually go through the charade of admitting her and pretending that she was really giving birth. The fewer people involved the less chance of a leak.
Palingates has a link for making a complaint against the hospital for allowing a birth to take place there that they weren’t qualified to handle. A case could possibly be made but I’m not sure since I believe CBJ took complete charge of Sarah and Trig while they were at the hospital.
There is also a link for making a complaint against CBJ. I think that is a more worthwhile avenue although I wonder how many members of the licensing board were appointed by or are cronies of Sarah?
It seems that things are starting to come to a head with Sarah changing details of Trig’s birth so frequently these days. I think it might break wide open sooner rather than later.
Any information is always appreciated.