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Protecting yourself during pregnancy with reliable prenatal care

If you have recently found out you are pregnant, you may have already begun thinking about the prenatal care you will be receiving. Finding a reliable, thorough and committed OB-GYN in Massachusetts is imperative to the health of you and your baby. At Donovan O’Connor & Dodig, LLP, we are familiar with the risks pregnant women face.

Hospital culture and C-section rates

Cesarean sections are a common procedure, but recent evidence suggests that the surgery is perhaps more common than it needs to be. In particular, what hospital Massachusetts mothers-to-be choose can be a determining factor in whether they receive surgical intervention during a low-risk delivery.

Difficulties diagnosing fetal distress

Fetal distress is a powerful warning sign that all is not well in a pregnancy or during labor, and Massachusetts health care providers must be able to recognize the warning signs and respond rapidly to protect the health of you and your baby. However, there remains a great deal of confusion surrounding the concept of fetal distress in the medical field today, and the potential for mistakes is high. We at Donovan O’Connor and Dodig, LLP, understand how state and federal laws protect expecting mothers from physician errors.

What malpractice claim guidelines exist for pregnancy injuries?

If you are an expecting mother in Massachusetts, you know that when a preventable injury occurs as a result of a medical error, it has consequences not only for your well-being, but also for the health and safety of your child. After such an incident, you may wish to seek recompense; however, it is important to pursue action within the guidelines of the state’s legal code.

Importance of fetal monitoring to safe delivery

Before and during labor, fetal monitoring can help Massachusetts mothers and their doctors know when all is going well and when problems arise. It is crucial that doctors respond appropriately to danger signals when they appear during monitoring.

Outcomes for increasing C-section rates

Massachusetts women rely on their doctors to determine when the time for a cesarean section has come during delivery. However, high C-section rates do not translate to better birth outcomes, and complications during the procedure may have long-term consequences for both mothers and infants.

The tragedy of minor pregnancy trauma

Pregnant women in North Adams, Massachusetts, trust their physicians not only with their own health but with the health of their unborn children. Physician care is particularly crucial to the health of mother and child after trauma occurs, but when physicians dismiss minor injuries during pregnancy, the results can be devastating.

Risk factors for cerebral palsy from labor complications

Giving birth always comes with some degree of risk, but many women in Massachusetts put their trust in modern medicine to get them through labor and delivery safely. Unfortunately, even seemingly simple issues that are neglected can lead to devastating long-term effects for both mother and child.

Infection during pregnancy: A risk factor for cerebral palsy

Prenatal health is tremendously important to infant health, and even seemingly minor events may cause great harm to an unborn child in North Adams, such as cerebral palsy. While there are many factors that have a clear connection to the cause of this condition, one is infection.

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