Why Umbilical Cord Prolapse Is a Medical Emergency

The umbilical cord is a baby’s lifeline. It connects a developing fetus to the placenta during pregnancy. Its main function is to provide the fetus with oxygen and nutrients from the mother’s bloodstream and to remove waste products from the fetus’s blood. When a mother gives birth, the baby is born first followed by the…

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The Risks of Placental Perfusion Disruption

When you have a team of medical professionals working to ensure that you and your unborn baby are healthy, it can be easy to assume that what they are doing is best for you. The majority of the time, you would be right; however, doctors and nurses make mistakes or act negligently like anyone else,…

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The Risks of Oxygen Deprivation in Pregnancy and Delivery

Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing time for expectant parents. However, it can also come with its fair share of risks, including the potential for oxygen deprivation during pregnancy and delivery. Oxygen deprivation, or hypoxia, can be a serious concern for both the mother and the developing baby, as it can lead to a range…

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Pelvic Floor Trauma in Women and Its Lasting Complications

Pregnancy and childbirth are an experience unique to women. Unfortunately, this puts many women at risk for something called “pelvic floor trauma” during labor and delivery. Sometimes pelvic floor trauma cannot be avoided and is a natural part of the birthing experience. Other times, however, it can be caused by physician negligence, either during childbirth…

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Understanding the Risks of Preeclampsia

Welcoming a new member into your family can be both exciting and frightening; but ultimately, it should end up being the most joyous experience of your life. Unfortunately, having a baby can sometimes present certain health obstacles and problems that may endanger both the life of the mother and her child. A dangerous complication that…

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Kentucky Among List of States with High Premature Births

America is seeing an all-time high of premature births, which is an unfortunate sign of the nation’s overall health. Premature babies face many risks in the short term and long term, which can decrease their quality of life and increase morbidity. The genealogical and medical history of the mother can increase the likelihood of delivering…

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Brachial Plexus Injury at Birth: When to Sue

The day your baby is born should be one of the happiest days of your life. But a birth experienced plagued by a devastating injury to mother or baby can cause lifelong trauma. If your healthcare provider is responsible for the injuries you or your baby sustained, you may be able to hold the liable…

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How to Sue for Perineal Tearing or Episiotomy Injuries

Many women are prepared for the possibility that their perineum may tear or they may need an episiotomy during childbirth in order to safely deliver their baby. However, perineal tearing and episiotomies can be disastrous for the mother.  If you have suffered a serious injury due to an episiotomy or perineal tearing and you are…

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