Midwife dismissed caesarean plea

A midwife dismissed a Queensland mother's request for a caesarean because "women say a lot of things when they're distressed with pain", an inquest has heard.

Nixon Tonkin died shortly after being delivered at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in June 2014 at 38 weeks' gestation.

The inquest into his death heard on Monday that a midwife dismissed mother Simone Tonkin's request for a caesarean while she was being induced.

"Women say a lot of things when they're distressed with pain," she said.

"She mentioned she wanted a caesarean when

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