A normal pregnancy lasts about 38 to 40 weeks -- when it's full term. In some cases, however, a baby may be born too soon -- and that may result in physical and cognitive challenges that last well into adulthood.
Pregnancy is a particularly vulnerable period in a woman's life -- and in the life of her unborn child. The medical care that a mother receives during her pregnancy can have consequences that affect that child's entire future.
Shoulder dystocia occurs during vaginal births when the baby's shoulders get stuck during a vaginal birth even though the baby is in the normal birthing position (with his or her head facing downward).
Childbirth is an admittedly difficult process for most women -- and it's easy for a tiny baby to end up injured. How do you tell the difference between simple bruises from the birth and a serious injury?
It's estimated that birth injuries are fairly common -- but not every birth injury is noticed right away.
If you're pregnant, the odds are good that someone has told you a delivery-room horror story or two already. However, the person who really should be giving you the scary details of your potential experience may not even say a word.
If your child suffered a preventable injury with long-lasting consequences during delivery, it's wise to consider what you'll need for an effective "life care" plan before filing a lawsuit.
How high of a risk do you think your unborn child has of suffering a serious birth injury in a modern medical facility?
A spinal fluid leak is pretty much just as awful as it sounds.
In this modern age, is a mother-to-be taking unnecessary risks by using a midwife when she could be attended to by a doctor instead?