There was no rejoicing after a court ordered a former midwife to pay $5 million in damages for causing the death of an infant, as the grieving parents did not even have an opportunity to confront the defendant nurse.
Parents of a baby born with cerebral palsy are often unsure what caused their child to suffer the condition. Sometimes the cause is unknown or unclear, but in other cases - such as the one below - it is obvious that medical negligence caused cerebral palsy.
This is the second of two posts in which we are looking at new research highlighting the different health risks that exist for mothers who are either older or younger than average.
For many Ohio mothers, it might seem like common sense that some aspects of prenatal preparation and neonatal care depends upon the age of the mother. According to new research from the University of Dublin, this is more than common sense-it is a statistical reality.
Our last post introduced a developing trend at American hospitals. More facilities are responding to a growing consensus that elective deliveries are unreasonably dangerous for mothers and infants-hospitals around the nation are beginning to outright ban these procedures.
As many of are readers already know, obstetricians in Ohio and around the nation often allow or even encourage elective delivery procedures. Elective procedures include everything from early inductions to voluntary (read: unnecessary) c-sections.
Our last post introduced a survey from Childbirth Connection. Based on responses from 2,400 new mothers, the researchers concluded that far too many doctors are using potentially dangerous intervention procedures that may not be medically necessary.
According to a recent survey conducted by a nonprofit maternity and childbirth-focused organization, many pregnant women undergo unnecessary, invasive and potentially dangerous procedures. This research has troubling implications for expecting mothers in Ohio and around the nation - another indication that the medical profession needs to continue refining care standards.
In 2007, an Ohio mother suffered from severe birthing complications that eventually led to an emergency hysterectomy. While pregnancy complications can occur under even the best circumstances, the physicians responsible for this delivery administered a controversial labor induction drug known as misoprostol.
One of the most serious delivery complications is known as shoulder dystocia. While shoulder dystocia should not lead to permanent consequences - but if a doctor, nurse or midwife makes any mistakes, any kind of dystocia can lead to serious problems for the mother and baby.