Family wants answers after Bronx native Victoria Rexach dies during childbirth

A Bronx family is calling for an investigation after a pregnant woman died in the delivery room.  According to loved ones, 30-year-old Victoria Rexach, a Bronx native, passed away while giving birth

News 12 Staff

Sep 10, 2014, 10:01 PM

Updated 3,605 days ago

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A Bronx family is calling for an investigation after a pregnant woman died in the delivery room. 
According to loved ones, 30-year-old Victoria Rexach, a Bronx native, passed away while giving birth to premature twins at Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island back on Aug. 28. 
Her family claims doctors knew she was a high-risk patient who could not deliver her babies naturally, but proceeded with natural childbirth anyway. They say Rexach suffered from preeclampsia and had two previous C-sections. 
Richmond University Medical Center issued a statement saying, "The hospital and our staff who provided care to the patient worked diligently and heroically to save the life of this young woman, who had a very complex obstetrical history." 
Rexach leaves behind her husband and two children, ages 4 and 10. Her premature twin girls did not survive. 


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