Category Archives: Birth Trauma

Forceps and Vacuum Deliveries Lead to Higher Rates of Trauma

A new study allegedly confirms that midpelvic forceps and midpelvic vacuum deliveries lead to higher rates of birth trauma when compared to C-section deliveries. The news comes from the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). To view the Science News synopsis of the study, you can click on the source link at the bottom of this page. It is discouraging information, as according to the report, in 2014, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists encouraged the increased use of forceps and vacuums during labor to reduce the need for surgical procedures. Of the more than 187,000 deliveries investigated in Canada from 2003-13 (including all midpelvic live or stillbirths via forceps or vacuum and cesarean delivery) between 37 and 41 weeks, more than 76,000 women had further medical interventions because of “poor uterine contractions.” Researchers discovered that in births not involving fetal distress, “severe complications for the baby were 80 percent…
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Botched Deliveries: Three Texas Women Sue Medical Facility

According to the Houston Press, three women are suing the East Houston Regional Medical Center alleging that their children suffered devastating injuries following botched deliveries. The women are also suing the doctor involved in the deliveries, Dr. June Williams Colman. Each case alleges that Colman and the staff at the hospital did not pay attention to signs that their babies were in distress, and let the women push and attempt natural deliveries far longer than what is acceptable and medically safe. Additionally, they accuse the center and doctor of not offering the option of a cesarean section. All three women allege that their pregnancies were healthy prior to the delivery process. One of the children suffered a brain injury in 2012, and another suffered an undisclosed catastrophic injury in 2014. The other reportedly died. “It’s a very indescribable feeling. One minute you’re getting to meet your firstborn child and the…
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Your Doctors Must Address Potential Delivery Complications

The loss of a child during birth is not something money alone can help a family recover from. Keep this in mind when you see substantial lawsuit awards written about in the news involving birth trauma cases. This is why healthcare providers have a duty to make sure all safety measures are taken during the delivery of a child. The failure of a doctor to properly diagnose complications that could come up during a delivery could lead to costly delays, leading to the death or injury of a newborn. Such is the case when a doctor fails to monitor complications such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure throughout a pregnancy. The failure of a healthcare provider to not properly react during a pregnancy can lead to botched caesarean sections and improperly performed vaginal deliveries, with the forceful use of forceps or vacuums. Failures by healthcare providers can cause your…
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