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Birth trauma could cause PTSD

Preparing for the birth of a baby is a major and, usually, joyful life event. Whether this is a woman's first child or not, there are many fears and concerns during pregnancy, labor and delivery. If something were to go wrong or a medical professional does something wrong, harm could be suffered to the newborn and even to the mother.

Medical malpractice and maternal deaths during childbirth

When people think about the risks associated with childbirth, they tends to focus on the harm that could be suffered by the newborn. While birth injuries suffered by a baby can be tragic and cause lifelong issues and pain, newborns are not the only ones impacted by birth injuries. Mothers, too, could also suffer harm when medical mistakes are made during pregnancy, labor or delivery. And these mistakes could cost some mothers their lives.

Providing guidance after a birth injury

Many things could go wrong during pregnancy and while giving birth, and this gives rise to a wide range of concerns. A pregnant woman relies on the advice of medical professionals. However, if mistakes are made, this could cause harm during pregnancy or the birthing process. This could ultimately result in a birth injury impacting the mother, baby or both.

Why are birth-related injuries on the rise?

The pregnancy process can be filled with excitement for families in New Jersey. And, with each doctor's appointment, the expecting mother gets closer and closer to giving birth. While labor and delivery can present some problems, many expecting mothers trust their doctors and medical team when it comes to prenatal care and steps to take during the birthing process. However, doctors are human and thus prone to human errors. And, when errors are made during the birthing process, this could result in birth injuries to the mother and newborn.

Navigating a birth injury action

From the moment a woman finds out she is pregnant until she gives birth, there are many moments when she considers many "what ifs." Although it is likely that the pregnancy will be normal and have no issues or concerns, the fact of the matter is that health problems could arise, resulting in medical interventions for both the mother and the baby. In order to make sure a healthy delivery occurs, medical professionals are not only tasked with uncovering these problems, but also taking measures to ensure both mother and baby are safe. Failure to do so could cause one or both of them to suffer birth-related injuries.

Birth injuries resulting in maternal death

Expecting mothers in New Jersey and elsewhere have much exciting for the upcoming arrival of their baby. However, expecting mothers also have many concerns. There is a common understanding that complications could occur. These complications could impact the life of the newborn as well as the mother delivering the baby. Although complications are possible, they are also often considered unpreventable. In contrast, medical errors and mistakes are considered preventable. When a medical mistake leads to a birth injury, this could compromise the health and even the life of a newborn or the mother.

What are birth injuries commonly suffered by a newborn?

From the moment a woman finds out she is pregnant until she gives birth to her child, there are many worries and concerns on her mind. Her health and wellbeing are continually monitored during the pregnancy as the baby grows and progresses. The health and development of the baby are also continually monitored, ensuring actions are taken if any health issues arise. However, even if a woman has a perfectly normal and healthy pregnancy, this does not mean problems could not arise during labor and delivery.

Understanding the effect of birth injuries

Preparing to have a child in New Jersey is an exciting time. Even when emotions are running high, mother's-to-be are often focused on the positives. This means they are anxiously awaiting their little bundle of joy. Although they are likely aware of the potential complications with labor and delivery, it is hard to accept them, even when they do occur. Hearing that a newborn has suffered a birth injury is a very difficult to process. It can also be challenging to think and consider how this could possibly happen. One answer is that medical negligent is to blame.

What are the risks of a birth trauma?

As previously discussed, expecting New Jersey mothers do not expect anything to go wrong during the labor and delivery process. While it is important to understand that the unexpected could happen and unavoidable issues could come up, a mother generally expects both herself and her baby to be fine. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make mistakes, such as not taking action in time, taking the wrong action or failing to notice something is wrong.

Understanding birth injuries to mothers and babies

When preparing to give birth, a New Jersey mother will likely devise a birth plan. While this is what a mother hopes her labor and delivery will entail, the reality is that a lot of the unexpected could occur in a birthing room. In some cases, errors could have been made during pregnancy when a doctor advised a mother to take a certain prescription or do certain things. However, some mistakes are made during the delivery room. These acts could result in harms to the mother or the baby in the form of a birth injury.

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