Birth injuries can be devastating to a family. The expectation of a wonderful experience shatters, and the mother, baby or both may end up with lifelong medical issues because of the incident.
Above all, most birth injuries are something preventable. They do not need to happen. Understanding how they occur can empower you to know when you may be at risk.
Doctors are busy, but that does not mean they should not give you appropriate attention when you are in labor. A distracted, distant or absent doctor during your delivery could spell trouble. When your provider is not paying adequate attention, he or she could let problems go until they lead to an injury. You need proper monitoring and should demand to have the right level of care.
If a doctor is not confident in making decisions, it can lead to problems in a labor ad delivery situation. You need to know your provider can make snap decisions and will be able to make the right moves to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. Waiting too long could lead to problems, such as lack of oxygen or bleeding, that may leave you or your baby with serious health conditions.
If there is little communication between you and your doctor, you may have issues. Communication is key when it comes to ensuring that you remain safe throughout your birthing experience. You should be able to ask questions and get answers quickly. Your doctor should be open to hearing your concerns and discussing them with you. Good communication can clear the way for a successful labor and delivery.