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Is my baby at risk of fetal distress?

Posted on July 28, 2015 9:28 am under Medical Malpractice

Although rare, fetal distress can cause your baby to develop serious complications that may damage her for life. As such, it is important for medical practitioners to act immediately and accordingly at the first signs of fetal distress.

Apart from evident signs and symptoms, a mother’s condition before labor can also be indicative of the risk of fetal distress. The following maternal conditions can trigger a fetal distress status:

  • Post-term pregnancy, or more than 42 weeks of being pregnant
  • Anemia
  • Infection
  • Over 35 years of age
  • Deficiency in amniotic fluid, or oligohydraminos
  • Chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Bearing twin

Additionally, fetal distress is also higher among infants with low birth weight and who are small for their gestational age.

Sometimes, a medical practitioner’s failure to detect pregnancy risks may put your life and your baby’s in danger. If you or your baby’s health has been compromised because of a negligent medical staff during your labor in Milwaukee, consult with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to know more about filing for a medical malpractice claim. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.