Birth Defects Resulting from the Delivery Room
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Some birth defects are the result of nature and cannot be avoided, but others are the result delivery room errors. If the environment is not clean enough for the baby is not care for properly after birth, then the risk of infection increases. Miscalculating the contractions of the mother or taking the wrong action when the mother’s water breaks prematurely can also lead to birth defects. Using too much force with extraction tools or the improper use of tools can lead to fetal distress and birth defects.
Modern hospitals have the ability to accurately monitor vital signs of both mother and child. Failure to monitor vital signs and take appropriate action when the fetus is in distress is another common cause of serious birth defects. When parents have questions about activities that took place in the delivery room, they have a right to request an investigation and search for answers. While uncovering the truth will not change the child’s birth defect, it can give the parents peace of mind if they learn that the birth defects were unavoidable. If the investigation reveals that mistakes were made, then the parents can take steps to hold the responsible party accountable.
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