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Birth Injuries Archives

What bladder injuries may occur during labor and delivery?

Pregnancy and childbirth are times of joy for parents in New York. Having a baby puts a lot of strain on your body. You may feel different. You may experience different things after the birth. However, not everything you go through is natural. While a loss of bladder control for a short time is okay, having prolonged issues is not normal. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the bladder and associated muscles and nerves may undergo damage during delivery. This damage may require medical intervention to correct it.

Coping with the loss of your stillborn infant

You looked forward with much-awaited anticipation to the arrival of your infant child and were stunned to find out that he or she passed away in utero. Now, you are left reeling with the unexpected stillbirth of your infant and trying to understand how to cope with such a tragic loss. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many families in New York work through the process of their infant's death. 

Understanding the risks your baby faces during childbirth

You are anticipating the birth of your baby and are excited about how your life is about to change. As you prepare to give birth at the New York hospital of your choice, you are feeling some anxiety about what will happen during delivery. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many expectant parents to learn more about birth injuries and what their options are if they are dealing with the consequences of a traumatic birthing experience. 

Are C-sections dangerous?

Many women undergo Cesarean deliveries every day in New York hospitals. According to the Mayo Clinic, a C-section is a surgical procedure that comes with risks over a vaginal delivery. However, vaginal deliveries also have risks. Getting a C-section is often the only option to preserve the health and safety of you and your baby. Sometimes a C-section is less risky than trying a vaginal delivery.

What are the risks of a forceps delivery?

Sometimes the actions your doctor takes during delivery to try to help you and your baby can actually do more harm than good. One such situation that may occur in a New York hospital is the use of forceps during delivery. While forceps can and have been used many times to successfully help deliver a baby without having to resort to surgical methods, they have also caused undue harm to newborns when used incorrectly or by a doctor who was not trained properly.

Are home births safe?

There is a lot of talk these days in New York about home births. While this may seem like an old tradition, it is actually regaining in popularity. Many women like the idea of being in the comfort of their own homes when giving birth. However, there is some concern over whether a home birth is as safe as one in a hospital setting. According to the Midwives Alliance North America, studies have proven that a home birth can be completely safe.

Is cerebral palsy always a birth injury?

Cerebral palsy is commonly mentioned when people talk about birth injuries. If you are pregnant, you may even worry about your child getting it during the birthing process. However, what you may not understand is that your New York doctor may not be the one to blame if your child is born with CP.

Factors that increase the chances of a birth injury occurring

For many expecting parents in New York, the thought of bringing home a new baby from the hospital is surrounded with feelings of happiness, excitement and love. However, they may also feel some anxiety, especially if they are first-time parents. While birth injuries are often able to be corrected, it is still important for parents to understand which factors heighten their child's chance of suffering a birth injury so they can do their best to avoid putting their baby at risk. 

A closer look at what may follow should dystocia during birth

When you are about to begin pushing and your doctor mentions the word dystocia, you may feel a whirlwind of emotions wondering if your baby will be able to make it out okay. While this occurrence is relatively common in many births, if your doctor does things incorrectly, rushed or irrationally, you or your baby could be at risk of injury. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we understand the risks that pregnant mothers in New York face that could potentially threaten their newborn's life. 

What should you do if you are injured during childbirth?

If you are preparing to give birth for the first time, chances are you have done your research to find a health care provider and hospital in New York that you are comfortable with. Equally as important is taking the time to get acquainted with the process of childbirth and the kinds of risks that are an inherent part of having a baby. Because birthing is such a significant event, your body is required to undergo intensive labor to get your baby here safely. Your awareness of what is and is not normal in the weeks following childbirth is important so you can recognize if you have been injured during the process. 

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