Mismanagement of breech presentation caused a little boy to experience a lack of oxygen to his brain, which caused hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), seizures & cerebral palsy.
Failure to perform a C-section when breech presentation was present & delayed resuscitation at birth caused newborn to suffer severe asphyxia.
Birth injuries can occur if a baby in breech presentation isn’t properly delivered. Due to the complications that can occur when a baby is in breech position, a C-section delivery is usually the safest way to deliver the baby.
Plea for immediate surgery on a girl with Erb’s palsy emphasizes the importance of early recognition and treatment of severe Erb’s palsy: if surgery doesn’t occur by 9 months, the arm will likely be paralyzed.
Recent research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology reveals that infants less than 32 weeks gestation had a significantly lower mortality rate when delivered by a planned C-section vs. vaginal delivery.