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Complications of a Vaginal Delivery


Consulting a birth injury attorney should be your next step if you believe that complications at birth were caused by the negligence of a healthcare provider.

You could be entitled to compensation that addresses medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.

Vaginal deliveries tend to be the preferred way for many women to give birth. Despite this being the most natural method, it doesn’t always go smoothly.

The following are some of the complications that can happen with a vaginal delivery:

  • maternal bleeding;
  • perineum tears;
  • cord compression leading to oxygen deprivation;
  • injury going through birth canal (swelling, bruises, fractures);
  • pelvic organ prolapse;
  • uterine inversion; and
  • urinary incontinence.

If there are difficulties with the birth, and it requires the use of forceps or vacuum extraction, injuries to the baby could happen. If the baby is larger or the delivery is prolonged, there are risks to the mother.

No matter which method is used in a labor and delivery, there are pros and cons for both. Talking to your doctor about which is right for you, vaginal delivery or C-section, is important.

Seeking Help from Birth Injury Attorneys in Cleveland

Consulting birth injury attorneys from The Becker Law Firm can help you learn if medical negligence was the cause of your child’s injuries. To schedule your free initial consultation, call us at (440) 252-4399.

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