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Problems with labor can make pregnancy high risk

Posted on June 29, 2015 4:21 pm under Medical Malpractice

A pregnancy is considered high risk if either the mother or the baby is suffering from one or more conditions that would make delivery potentially dangerous. However, not all pregnancies with a healthy mother and baby are considered problem-free. These are some situations in the pregnancy itself that could make it high risk:

  • You are carrying more than one child.
  • The placenta covers the cervical opening (placenta previa), making the mother at risk of severe bleeding.
  • Nuchal cord, which occurs when the umbilical cord becomes coiled around the baby’s neck. Nuchal cord doesn’t cause the baby to suffer from asphyxia (baby gets his oxygen from the placenta, not from the mouth/nose). However, it may increase the likelihood of umbilical cord compression, which may warrant a C-section.

If you believe medical practitioners were neglectful in attending to your needs during a high-risk pregnancy, and if this has caused you or your baby to suffer from injuries, you might be eligible to file a medical malpractice suit. Consult with our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Appleton office at (414) 271-0900 today.