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.
A thirteen-year-old girl recently settled a medical malpractice claim against the hospital where she was born. In 1999, she suffered Erb's palsy during birth, leaving nerves in her shoulder severely damaged.
It is very commonplace these days in Ohio and around the country for women in labor to receive an epidural shot to ease the pain of childbirth. A study recently published in the February issue of Pediatrics found there was an increased risk of birth injuries in babies born to women who had received epidurals and developed fevers during labor.
As discussed in the previous post, a recent study found that babies born to mothers who had received an epidural and developed a fever had a higher risk of birth injuries. The study results were published in the February issue of Pediatrics.
A new study recently published in Pediatrics said that babies born to women who develop a fever after being administered an epidural during labor have a greater risk of suffering birth injuries. These issues with the baby's health at birth include having poor muscle tone, low Apgar scores, seizures and difficulty breathing.
According to a recent news article, out of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S., six suffer a birth injury. Some of these birth injuries are minor and heal soon after birth, but some are so severe that they affect the child and the child's parents for the rest of their lives.
A jury recently found in favor of the parents of a little girl whose arm was permanently disabled due to complications during her delivery. The jury found against the OB-GYN who had delivered the baby, deciding the mistakes made by the doctor during delivery led to the permanent damage in the baby's nerves in her arm. The baby suffered shoulder dystocia during birth, which means that the baby's shoulder gets caught behind the mother's pelvic bone during birth.
This blog will discuss several birth injuries in five posts in order to shed some light on these conditions. The first post discussed excessive jaundice and kernicterus in newborns. The second and third post discussed brachial plexus injuries, brachial palsy, Erb's palsy and shoulder dystocia. This post will discuss gestational diabetes and the birth injuries that can result if the condition is misdiagnosed or mismanaged.
The previous post began to discuss brachial plexus birth injuries, Erb's palsy and other nerve injuries as part of a five-part series on birth injuries on this blog. The first post in the series discussed excessive jaundice and kernicterus in newborns.
This blog will discuss several different birth injuries in five posts in order to explain what is involved in these conditions. In the previous post, excessive newborn jaundice was discussed. The second and third post in the series will discuss brachial palsy, Erb's Palsy, brachial plexus injuries and shoulder dystocia.