If not carefully monitored during labor and delivery, a baby may suffer birth asphyxia (lack of oxygen to the brain). This is a serious birth injury that may result in lifelong physical and mental disabilities for the child.
A successful VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) depends on a number of factors. Healthcare professionals need to discuss these factors – including risks — with mothers so they may make informed decisions about the birth of their child.
It is well recognized that the 30 minute decision-to-incision rule for c-sections is insufficient in many emergency situations.
Labor and delivery mistakes and cover ups happen all too often today. Here are some tips on how to identify if medical errors occurred during your labor and delivery, if they are the cause of your baby’s birth injury and what to do next.
Most people associate the use of forceps during delivery as a “last resort,” when all other efforts have failed, to quickly deliver a baby. For many years it has been an accepted practice. Contemporary thinking, however, may be shifting as obstetricians weigh the risks of birth injury to babies if the procedure is not done correctly.
Poorly controlled gestational diabetes can lead to serious health consequences for both mother and child.
New studies and treatment bring hope to sufferers of postpartum depression.