The term grand multiparity is used in reference to women who have previously given birth several times. Some consider a pregnant patient to be a grand multipara if she has already given birth four or more times, and a great grand multipara if she has already given birth nine or more times. These numbers include…
Physicians ignored signs of fetal distress and delayed performing a necessary emergency C-section. As a result, the baby’s brain was damaged and she now has cerebral palsy. Reiter & Walsh obtained a $3.9 million settlement for the little girl and her family.
Risks for delivery complications are increased in women who are obese before pregnancy, as well as in women who are not overweight prior to pregnancy, but who gain more than 35 pounds while pregnant.
Poorly controlled gestational diabetes can lead to serious health consequences for both mother and child.