Many types of risks and complications can occur during pregnancy, which can lead to an increased risk of injuries at the time of labor or delivery.
While the birth of a baby is one of the most joyous moments in the lives of parents, for some these emotions quickly turn into despair if the baby suffers a birth injury. Birth injuries are not all that common, but they do occur. Undiagnosed pregnancy complications can greatly increase the risk of a birth injury. In this post, we will discuss some of the serious complications that can increase the risk of birth injuries.
Serious complications that can result in birth injuries
Many types of risks and complications can occur during pregnancy, which can lead to an increased risk of injuries at the time of labor or delivery. It is possible to diagnose these complications during pregnancy, and if they are diagnosed and treated in time, they do not create any problems during childbirth. Some of the common pregnancy complications include:
- Improperly Positioned Baby
Treating these complications during pregnancy
Normally, a pregnancy progresses as it should, and the expecting mother is able to progress to a normal labor and delivery. To ensure a problem free pregnancy and delivery, the pregnant woman should have regular prenatal doctor checkups to make sure there are no complications. If her doctor notices a medical condition, they can take the necessary precautions in time to help prevent further complications. Even if you think your pregnancy is progressing normally, you should keep up with regular doctor appointments.
Preventing birth injuries
Birth injuries can occur at the time of labor or delivery, and these injuries normally happen when there is a serious complication or medical problem at the time of birth. It is important to properly diagnose conditions during pregnancy to reduce the risk of problems during childbirth. If a doctor diagnoses a problem, they should monitor the pregnant woman closely and provide appropriate treatment.
The doctor will also need to determine whether any special requirements are necessary during delivery. For example, if the baby is too large, normal delivery may be difficult. Any possible injuries can be prevented by performing a C-section.
Undiagnosed Complications and birth injuries
When the doctor fails to diagnose a complication and is not prepare to manage it, the chances of a birth injury occurring may become very high. For example, a baby who is too large or is not positioned properly cannot be delivered vaginally. The prolonged delay can cause the baby to become distressed. It is therefore important for the doctor to evaluate the baby’s weight and position before the baby goes into labor. In some cases, it may be possible to turn the baby before the woman goes into labor. If this does not happen, the woman may require a C-section.
A birth injury can be devastating not only for the baby for the entire family as well. If the birth injury is a result of doctor’s negligence, you should contact a Chicago birth injury lawyer to discuss your claim. Give Willens Law Offices a call at (312) 957-4166 for a free consultation.