Among pregnant women, overall mortality rates are on the rise, but researchers haven’t been able to explain the discrepancy with pregnancy-specific causes.
Childbirth can be a traumatic event when something goes wrong, and newborns can sustain birth injuries that can impact their lives in many ways.
Mary Poppins may use measuring spoons when she doles out medicines to the Banks children, but every other caregiver in the world prescribes medication using the metric system.
Some people see two people looking at each other. Some people see a candlestick. Both of these interpretations emphasize the idea that we each bring our perspective into our views.
Birth injuries can happen in a few different ways, some of which are unavoidable and unfortunate natural events. Other injuries that happen to a newborn baby or a mother during the childbirth process are avoidable events of human error. When the birth injury is the result of a negligent (careless) action by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, the law calls it “medical malpractice”.
May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and May 22nd is World Preeclampsia Day. The aim of each of these is to enhance public recognition of the risks of this pregnancy-related condition.
When many women imagine the birth of their child, they want close loved ones near them for support and advocacy for their health.
In Greek mythology, Pandora, the first human woman, was created as punishment to man. When given a box with strict instructions not to open it, Pandora could not resist her curiosity, ultimately unleashing all manner of sin throughout the world.
There are many medical conditions that women can develop while pregnant that might put the health of a baby at risk. One of these conditions is called preeclampsia, which causes a pregnant woman to develop abnormally high blood pressure, among other symptoms.
As scientists and doctors work to understand more about COVID-19 and how the disease attacks the body, a recent study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology examined the impact of COVID-19 on women who contracted the disease during pregnancy.
The lifeline between a mother and her unborn child is the umbilical cord. The umbilical cord supplies the infant with oxygen, blood, and nutrients.
A Cesarean section (C-section) refers to the surgical method of delivering a newborn through the mother’s abdomen instead of by vaginal birth.
Medical malpractice victims need professional advice. Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider doesn’t provide standard care for its profession, resulting in injury.
After your baby is born, doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals perform a quick examination and provide an APGAR score. The score is usually determined one minute after birth and repeated at five minutes after birth. On occasion, a ten-minute score is given, too....
Choosing a birth injury attorney is something that no one wants to do—after all, if you need a birth injury attorney, it means that you or a loved one suffered serious injury or even died due to medical negligence. Birth injury victims may be children or their mothers injured during pregnancy, labor, or delivery...