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Birth Injuries Archives

What are the risk factors for shoulder dystocia?

While giving birth to a baby in New York is much safer today than it was 100 years ago, birth injuries can and do still occur. One such injury is shoulder dystocia, and according to American Family Physician, it is one of the most frightening emergencies that can occur in the delivery room.

When should you call the doctor during early pregnancy?

Whether you are pregnant for the first time or the fifth time, you will experience a lot of new changes to your body, some of which you may not have experienced during your previous pregnancies. While many of those changes are normal, some symptoms may indicate a bigger problem. For example, while a little bleeding, vaginal discharge and nausea are not abnormal, they could mean something is amiss. When you experience atypical symptoms, you may wonder, should you call your New York OB/GYN? Probably. 

Understanding midwife practice limitations

While you no doubt are looking forward to the arrival of your new baby in Queens with a great deal of anticipation, you may not be so excited about the costs that will accompany their birth. The financial expense of childbirth may have you considering having a midwife handle your delivery. Yet before you choose to work with such a provider, you should understand exactly what the scope of their practice is. Many come to us here at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP after experiencing complications with their deliveries who are later shocked to learn exactly how far their midwives overstepped their legal bounds. 

What are the causes and risks of fetal death?

According to findings published in VeryWell Family, roughly six of every 1,000 births that occur between 20- and 27-weeks is a stillbirth. Early stillbirth, which occurs when the fetus is between 20- and 27-weeks gestation, is only slightly more common than late stillbirths, or those that occur after 28 weeks. Sadly, roughly one in four stillbirths will not have an explanation. If you recently experienced a stillbirth in New York, you may have several questions, the biggest of which is ? This post will do its best to answer your questions.

What is Cephalohematoma and is it dangerous?

The last thing any new parent wants to hear is that their little one sustained an injury at birth. Though doctors do not intentionally do so, they often make matters worse by using big terms that do not adequately explain a child's condition but instead, strike fear into the hearts of new parents. If your New York OB/GYN or a hospital specialist mentioned the term in conjunction with your child, you may fear for your little one's health and livelihood. Before you panic, it is important to better understand CH, its symptoms and the typical prognosis.

What are the risks of not getting prenatal care?

During pregnancy, the health of both mother and baby is important. You should seek prenatal care from your New York doctor to ensure a healthy pregnancy and prevent issues during birth. As an expectant mother, you need to understand the importance of getting care during your pregnancy. It can help to prevent birth injuries and other issues that could endanger you and your baby.

Protecting your baby from traumatic brain injuries at birth

As you are preparing to give birth to your baby in New York, much anticipation and excitement lay ahead as you tend to the last-minute details for planning your birthing experience and getting the nursery ready. At Futterman Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many families defend and protect their children who may have received an injury during childbirth. 

Women should work with their doctor to prepare for childbirth

When a woman is preparing to give birth in New York, it does not matter if it is her first pregnancy or if she has given birth before, each birthing situation can be very different and require both mental and physical preparation. What many women fail to recognize is how imperative it is that they work with their doctor to communicate their desires. Women who tell their doctors their concerns and desires promptly without sacrificing honesty are often much more confident when it comes time to deliver their baby. 

Reviewing the clinical indicators for a C-section

If you have recently experienced childbirth, then you know firsthand the toll that it can exact on your body. Typically, you are willing to endure the ordeal due to the outcome it produces. Yet oftentimes, delivery complications can easily lead to injuries to you and/or your baby (regardless of whether you delivered vaginally or via C-section). Many from New York have come to us here at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP concerned about the latter, whether due to them questioning if they needed to have a C-section at all or being concerned that their doctor never recommending one. 

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.

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