One common labor and delivery complication is the failure of the baby’s head to “engage” in the mother’s pelvis. This means that although the baby is otherwise ready to be born, their presenting body part has not yet moved into a position that will allow for a safe and comfortable birth. In some cases, this…
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.
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.
“Traumatic birth injury” is a term used to identify a large group of injuries that a baby may suffer as a result of being born. Review what these specific birth injuries are and learn the risk factors for traumatic birth injury.