Advances made in medicine in recent years have caused childbirth to be viewed as a fairly routine procedure. While expectant mothers in Oregon certainly should not fear that they will be harmed while giving birth to their babies, delivery is still a traumatic process that certainly does take its toll on a woman. Part of that toll may indeed be an injury, yet the hope is that any damage that is done during delivery will be quickly identified and dealt with. If it is not, it can linger within a woman and even progress to the point of causing serious health complications.
If you are an expectant mother in Oregon, you may wonder about your risk of falling while pregnant and the likelihood of harm to your unborn child in the event that you do fall. According to Verywell Family, a number of common factors during pregnancy could increase your fall risk. The good news is that the risk of injury to the baby during a fall is relatively small, though it does exist.
If you are an overweight Oregon woman who wants to become pregnant, you may also wish to consider attempting to lose weight prior to conceiving. Why? Because obesity can harm both you and your baby. In fact, the Mayo Clinic reports that the higher your body mass index, the amount of body fat you have in relation to your height and weight, the more difficult you will find it to become pregnant.
As an Oregon expectant mom, it may surprise you to learn that you have a choice when it comes to the health care professional you want to oversee your pregnancy, labor and delivery. Most women choose to go to an OB/GYN, but you do have other choices available as well.
When women go into labor, they are embarking on an amazing and dangerous journey into child birth. There are a host of issues that can arise when women give birth and having quality medical assistance on hand may not always solve the problems. At least 50,000 women experience severe childbirth complications every year. This number, however, is thought to be much higher, as many institutions fail to report and/or account for complications due to childbirth.
Birth injuries can shatter the lives of mothers, their newborns and family members, but it is important to keep in mind that things can also go wrong during a pregnancy. In some instances, these hardships are the result of a medical professional's negligence, and there are various reasons why pregnant mothers may find themselves in this position. From issues involving medication to a doctor's failure to monitor the pregnancy properly, these issues can have a detrimental impact on the lives of families. Sadly, many have endured hardships that could have been avoided altogether had the mother received proper care.
When it comes to pregnancy-related injuries and various other ways in which patients may suffer as a result of medical professional negligence, the immediate consequences can be devastating. These challenges sometimes result in the loss of life and unbearable levels of physical pain, not to mention the emotional toll of these incidents can make daily life almost unbearable. However, it is also important to consider some of the long-term repercussions of pregnancy-related injuries, especially if legal action is on the table in an attempt to hold a negligent medical professional accountable.
Here at Law Office of Robert a Miller in Oregon, we represent numerous women who sue their OB/GYN after suffering pregnancy-related injuries. Medscape recently did a survey of over 4,000 such physicians throughout the U.S. regarding their lawsuit experiences, and the results may surprise you.
When women give birth at an Oregon hospital, they may expect the delivery process to go smoothly. Sometimes, though, a woman might incur an injury such as a perineal tear.
During your pregnancy, the umbilical cord is a literal lifeline between you and your unborn baby, delivering oxygen and nutrients to the baby. When the cord is compromised for longer than a few moments, your baby’s health and safety may be at risk. However, mild umbilical cord compression can be a normal part of most pregnancies. You and other Oregon mothers-to-be may want to educate yourselves on when cord compression is not a cause for concern, and when it can become a complication.