Many birth injuries American mothers and infants face are a direct result of unnecessary hospital practices and birth malpractice. Negligent doctors performing unnecessary cesarean sections (c-sections) increase the chance of reproductive damage in the mother and birth defects in the newborn. Epidurals can weaken contractions and carry the risk of paralysis. These and other hospital practices too often lead to infant birth injuries like cerebral palsy that can permanently affect a newborn’s life. Read about birth options and common delivery room dangers in our Birth Injury Newsletter to learn more about legal action for birth injuries. If you or your child has suffered a pregnancy complication resulting in a birth defect, you need an experienced, local birth injury lawyer or attorney on your side. Contact the Consumer Justice Group today for a free case evaluation/consultation.
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Birth Injury & C-Section Discussed on Video Blog
Consumer Justice Group communications director Thomas Farringer chats about his job and gives useful information on
cesarean sections (c-sections) and VBAC.
Birth Choices Prevent Birth Injuries
Birth injuries can occur when doctors speed up a birth through surgery and drugs, forcing a birth to fit a mechanized hospital schedule. Birth is the intimate time between mother and infant and does not always fit a delivery room’s assembly-line approach. Read more about how doctor haste causes birth injuries.
Cerebral Palsy, Warning Signs of a Permanent Birth Injury
Cerebral palsy is a traumatic birth injury.
Fortunately rare in U.S. births, cerebral palsy often occurs
from brain trauma and results in permanent injury. This trauma can be physical or caused by factors like extreme jaundice. Cerebral palsy is not a disease and cannot be “cured.” Click to learn more about the causes of cerebral palsy.
Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) Risks Vs Repeat Cesarean
Cesarean section delivery (aka “c-section”) is an invasive birth surgery associated with a number of birth injuries to mother and child. It is not surprising that many mothers who have delivered previously through cesarean section consider a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Learn in this article the benefits of VBAC, why some hospitals refuse laboring mothers the right to VBAC, and the risks for mother and infant birth injury from VBAC.
Birth Hormones: How Pain Prevents Permanent Injuries
Pain is a mental phenomenon that promotes a healthy birth. Learn why labor pain during birth is good for the body and the baby and read about ways of relieving the sensation of pain during labor without drugs that can lead to birth injuries. Also learn why the supine birth position can increase your risk of birth injuries suffered from surgery and doctor negligence. Click to read more about labor hormones and how they prevent birth injuries.
Preparing for the Best: How to Write a Birth Plan
Writing a birth plan can give the mother-to-be both the confidence in her birth decisions and the knowledge of birth practices that can help prevent major birth injury to herself and child. An effective birth plan expresses a mother’s wishes for each stage of birth in a letter to hospital doctors and birthing staff. Click to read a sample birth plan, information on how to write an effective birth plan, and how doing so may prevent birth injuries.
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