Medical malpractice can happen before birth

Childbirth injuries can turn a magical day dark, shifting a joyous mood to dreadful concern. While injuries can occur in childbirth, many childbirth dangers could have been identified or addressed prior to the birth during prenatal care and through proper advance screening.

Prenatal care is essential to a healthy delivery. When prenatal doctors fail to identity birth defects, medical conditions within the mother or ectopic pregnancy, it unnecessarily risks the health and even lives of mother and child.

Common childbirth and health complications

If an expectant mother is not properly diagnosed with gestational diabetes, anemia, preeclampsia, hypoglycemia, or other conditions, it endangers both mother and child. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy and causes high blood sugar. Another common disease is preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication where high blood pressure can cause permanent, even fatal, damage to the mother's internal organs. Likewise, if a doctor fails to identify a mother's infection or contagious condition like genital herpes or neonatal lupus, the conditions can be passed to the child.

Prenatal responsibility

Many factors lead to a healthy and joyous birth experience. The delivery doctor is just one of many who influence the outcome.

The birth of a child is a day to celebrate. After following expert medical advice throughout pregnancy, it's also a day where everything should go accordingly to plan. If you've experienced complications, a closer look may reveal missed steps of a misdiagnosis and malpractice at various stages of prenatal care and delivery.

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