Angela Hock Bio
Angela Hock is charged with child abuse resulting in death after investigators said a baby she was attempting to deliver at an Omaha home in June died. worked with a group called Nebraska Birth Keeper, had been hired by Emily Noe, 25, to help with a home birth on June 15, according to an affidavit filed in Douglas County and obtained by the Omaha World-Herald.
Unlicensed midwife charged with homicide after baby dies following home birth
Angela Hock was assisting Emily Noe, who was at full term and had partially delivered when it was found to be in breech position, with the bottom half delivered first.https://t.co/fW9d8xBDim
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) July 4, 2019
Angela Hock Age
She was 36 years old
Angela Hock Caused Baby Death
Paramedics were called to Noe’s home that night, and when they arrived, found Noe on her hands and knees and Hock holding the partially-delivered baby girl.
Noe told police that Hock had told her she’d had training on how to deliver breech babies, but eventually advised her to call the police once she’d delivered the baby up to her shoulders and realized she would be unable to do the rest, according to the affidavit.
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The new mom and her daughter were both taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, and the baby was delivered en route by rescue squad personnel.
According to the affidavit, the baby was not breathing, was limp and had no pulse. She was put on life support in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, where she died two days later.
Dr. Katherine Lessman, the obstetrician-gynecologist on call at the hospital, said in the affidavit that the baby, named Vera, suffered brain swelling because she had been without oxygen.
UPDATE: Angela Hock turned herself in this morning and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday. https://t.co/Cx2nWlCMw6
— WOWT 6 News (@WOWT6News) July 3, 2019
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Angela Hock is an Unlicensed Nebraska ‘midwife’ who faces a charge of negligent child abuse resulting in the death of a child after a baby she tried to deliver on June 15 died
- She ran a website called the Nebraska Birth Keeper and was a ‘natural undisturbed home birth advocate’ and advertised her midwife services
- Home births are illegal in the state of Nebraska
- She tried to deliver the baby of Emily Noe, 25, in an Omaha home but the baby was in breech position and was deprived of oxygen during the procedure
- Paramedics were called to the scene and the baby was rushed to the hospital where it was found without a pulse
- The baby was put on life support, which was pulled two days later on June 17
- If convicted she could face up to 20 years behind bars