Mission: The Tatia Oden
French Memorial Foundation is dedicated to empowering women, specifically in the area of childbirth and pregnancy. We are
dedicated to saving the lives of those giving life to others.
The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation is presently
focusing on the issues of informed consent, the off-label use of drugs, and maternal mortality.
Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation dedicates this site to ALL mothers and children who have been damaged, injured, or lost
their lives due to medical interventions and drugs given during childbirth – without full knowledge of what they needed
to know before these interventions were used or given to them. Tatia.org stands firmly on the shoulders of Tatia Malika Oden
French and Zorah Allie Mae French.
History: In Dec. 2001, Tatia Oden French entered a well-known and well-respected
hospital to deliver her first child. She was 32 years old, in perfect health, and looking forward to a natural childbirth,
without any interventions or drugs. There were no problems during the pregnancy. According to her doctor's calculations, she
was a little under 2 weeks overdue. She was given the drug Cytotec to induce her labor. Cytotec, also known as Misoprostol,
is a drug manufactured to treat ulcers. It is NOT approved by the FDA, or the drug company, to induce labor. Ten hours after
being administered Cytotec, Tatia suffered hyper-stimulation of her uterus, an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) was released,
an emergency C-Section was performed because the baby was also in distress. Both Tatia and her baby Zorah died in the operating
room. The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation, a non-profit corporation, was formed in March 2003 to give ALL women of childbearing
age complete information concerning medical interventions and drugs which are administered during childbirth. We do this hoping
that women may then be able to make FULLY informed decisions regarding the birth of their children.
Tax-deductible donations can be made out to:
The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation
to the address above, or by clicking
on the PayPal link below to use a credit card
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Malika Oden French & Zorah Allie Mae French
6/14/69 - 12/28/01
articles, links and projects that you find on this website deal
with the issues facing all women who will give birth in the US. The
articles are updated regularly and contain information about interventions used in childbirth, drugs, c-sections, maternal
mortality, informed consent, and adverse events of various drugs
and interventions. This information will help give you
a more rounded perspective on what goes on during childbirth. We do this with the hope that you will ask your health
care provider about these issues and about alternatives to such interventions
as pain medication, epidurals, inductions etc. We do
this seeking the most wonderful, awesome birth possible for every woman and child.
Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation
87 Hamilton Place
Fax: (510) 268-1983