Pamela Young Lippert

Pamela Young Lippert, a soccer-playing, healthy woman of 26, entered Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, Rocky Mount, Virginia, at the end of her pregnancy. After induction with Cytotec (also called misoprostol), son Vaughan Cameron Lippert III was born. All seemed well, for a while.

However, about two hours after the birth, Pamela suffered an amniotic fluid embolism and quickly died.

Her younger sister, Lauren, learned how to sew from a neighbor and made the quilt block