Your Doctor’s Duty To Assess Birth Injury Risk with Medications
A mother in labor and an unborn child are extremely vulnerable during the labor and delivery process. A mother’s hormones are in flux as her body prepares for delivery, while her unborn child may be exposed to medication via the placenta. During this stressful time, an error by your medical team where you are given a dangerous drug could cause serious birth injury to you or your newborn.
During the labor and delivery process, you and your unborn child may be more susceptible to the adverse effects of many medications. Remember that until the newborn has their umbilical cord cut, they will be potentially exposed to any medications that enter the mother’s bloodstream. Therefore, doctors must be extremely cautious in the types of medications given to the mother, even during labor.
There are many dangerous drugs that are specifically not to be administered prior to or during pregnancy or delivery. Risks of birth defects and birth injury can still be present, even as the child is being delivered, if a drug known to cause birth defects is used during labor.
Your medical team has a duty to you and your newborn to assess the risks and complications that any medication could have during labor and delivery. Failure to assess the adverse affects of dangerous drugs during labor and find alternative solutions could cause serious birth injury or wrongful death of mother or child.
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