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What Should You Look for in an Obstetrician?

Maybe you and your partner have started talking about trying to conceive, or maybe you just took a home pregnancy and the results were positive. Regardless of the stage you are at in becoming a mother, there's one question that all women have once they think about the logistics of carrying a pregnancy to term: How do you find a good obstetrician?

What Can You Expect Regarding Prenatal Care over the Course of Your Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman's life, but it can also be incredibly stressful. From the moment you learn you are pregnant, you must stop eating all kinds of foods, and there are dozens of activities that you can no longer take part in because they could threaten the health of your baby.

What Should You Do If Your Doctor Delayed or Failed to Perform a C-Section?

A Cesarean section is a fairly common delivery procedure that doctors perform when vaginal birth poses a serious risk to the mother and baby or when labor complications require a timely delivery. A seasoned obstetrician should be able to gauge when it is time to prep a patient for a C-section, but sadly, some women who are experiencing birthing complications do not receive adequate medical intervention in time.

Can Men Suffer from Birth Trauma, Too?

Nowadays, it is the norm rather than the exception for men to attend the births of their children. According to the BBC, approximately 86 percent of men are present for labor and delivery.

How Can You Help Your Partner Cope with the Emotional Impact of a Traumatic Birth?

Carrying a baby to term can be both physically and emotionally draining, but couples who are expecting tell themselves it will all be worth it once their child is born. Giving birth is supposed to be one of the most beautiful moments in a woman's life; however, labor and delivery is still a medical procedure, and during medical procedures, there is always the chance that something might go wrong.

Mother awarded $3 million in birth injury lawsuit

Most Louisiana mothers dread even the possibility of complications during their pregnancy or during birth. Thankfully most of these fears are never realized. Thorough communication between doctor and patient can help to eliminate many problems before they start. However, there are occasions where future parents are not fully informed of the possible risks involved in a procedure, and the result is a birth injury that they are in no way prepared for.

What Kinds of Challenges Might I Face after Filing a Claim against My Obstetrician?

A woman can do everything right during the course of her pregnancy and still end up watching her infant suffer during labor and delivery because of a negligent obstetrician. The day you give birth should be one of the best of your life, but for victims of medical malpractice, it can be one of the worst.

What Are the Risks Associated with a Forceps Delivery?

It is natural for both pregnant women and their partners to have concerns about labor and delivery. You may have even started worrying about giving birth from the moment you learned you were pregnant.

How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Birth Injury Claim?

Coping with the challenges of raising a child who sustained a debilitating birth injury is incredibly stressful. Although watching your baby grow and develop can be rewarding, you may be struggling to cover all of the costs associated with his or her care.

What Are the Stages of a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim?

Although parents-to-be know that all kinds of complications can arise during birth, most enter labor and delivery with plans to bring home a healthy baby in just a few days' time. When something goes wrong in the delivery room, though, even the most optimistic parents face overwhelming sadness, anger, and doubt.

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