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Maternal age a risk in pregnancy

Posted on June 28, 2015 12:58 pm under Medical Malpractice

A pregnancy is considered normal if the baby is delivered full-term and without any complications. However, not all pregnancies are expected to go smoothly and without any risk. There are high-risk pregnancies that may pose danger to the baby, the mother, or both.

Medical professionals are aware that maternal age could contribute towards a high-risk pregnancy. Teen mothers, for instance, are more likely to deliver earlier than women between their late teens and early 30s. On the other hand, pregnant mothers aged 35 and above are at risk of excessive bleeding, prolonged labor, and a C-section delivery. Also, newborn babies whose mothers are aged 40 and above are at risk of genetic disorders.

High-risk pregnant mothers rely on their doctors to do what is best for her and her child. As such, doctors and midwives are always expected to act professionally and in accordance with best practices. However, there are some instances when a medical professional causes harm to the mother, baby, or both. To learn more about filing a medical malpractice claim, speak with a Milwaukee-based attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.