Recent Posts in Pregnancy-Related Injuries Category

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Birth Injuries Caused by Forceps & Vacuum Extractors

If a mother struggles during delivery, the doctor may use certain tools to help. Two of these tools are forceps and vacuum extractors. Forceps are used to help assist the birthing process when the ...
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Obesity, C-Sections May Be Behind Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

Most people probably think of the United States as having one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Indeed, here in Houston and throughout the state of Texas and beyond, expecting mothers often ...
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Potential eligibility concerns for aspiring Texas nurses

The dream of becoming a nurse will someday become reality for many men and women in Texas. Nurses contribute significantly to the state's healthcare system, particularly in labor and obstetrics but ...
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Gross negligence in Texas malpractice cases

Having to go to a hospital is usually an experience that raises as many questions while also providing answers. For an expecting mother in Texas, a hospital stay can offer reassurance that a pregnancy ...
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Inducing labor and the health of mother and unborn child

Most Houston-area mothers vividly remember the births of their children, especially if they had a difficult labor. A troublesome or prolonged labor, in addition to being memorable as well as ...
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What is "telemedicine" in Texas?

Nowadays, various forms of video technology have enabled Texans to be "face to face" with another person despite not being physically with that person. Many Houston residents have likely utilized ...
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Epileptic women may require vigilant pregnancy monitoring

One of the primary concerns of many expecting mothers in Texas is health. Both their own health, as well as that of their unborn child, is almost always a priority. Pregnant women often take many ...
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Post-cesarean vaginal deliveries focus of new study

Houston women who are expecting an addition to their family typically entrust their doctors with major decisions related to the impending birth. One such decision is whether a woman will give birth ...
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Texas woman sues over botched hysterectomy

There are many reasons why a Houston woman might need to get a hysterectomy. The procedure, which removes a woman's uterus, is sometimes necessary for those suffering from endometriosis, uterine ...
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Formulating a legal response to a maternal death

When a baby is born in a Houston hospital, family, friends and well-wishers will almost always inquire into the health of the newborn. The health and wellbeing of the mother is also a frequent topic ...
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What is preeclampsia and why is it so dangerous?

Many women in the Houston area are fortunate enough to experience normal, healthy pregnancies. For those who experience complications, though, the experience can be frightening, painful and, at times, ...
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Risk of Texas pregnancy-related injuries in multiple birth

Last week, this blog focused on the tragic story of a mother who passed away recently while giving birth to quadruplets. With multiple pregnancies being more common in Texas today than in the past, ...
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Woman dies after C-section which delivered quadruplets

Nowadays, it isn't unusual to hear about an expecting mother in Houston receiving news that she will welcome more than one bundle of joy. Twins, triplets and even quadruplets used to be a rarity but ...
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How should an EMT react if an expecting mother is in labor?

An expecting mother in Houston often busily prepares for her big day, whether it's packing a bag for the hospital, selecting a maternity suite or determining who will be invited into the delivery ...
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Contraceptive device may have caused pregnancy-related injury

Nowadays, women in the Houston area have countless options when it comes to deciding their family size. While women of generations past generally had to rely on birth control pills for family ...
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New research sheds light on TX pregnancy-related injuries

Expecting Texas mothers may have to alter their lifestyles when a baby is on the way, but most of these steps are relatively minor. Preventing pregnancy-related injuries may involve taking it easy ...
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Prenatal testing a crucial part of pregnancy monitoring

Nowadays, there are tests and screenings for nearly every condition, or so it may seem to Texas patients who must undergo these types of testing. For an expecting mother, there are also many different ...
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Texas court case shows importance of timely malpractice filing

When OB/GYN negligence affects a mother or baby in Texas, the mother has the right to file a lawsuit alleging medical malpractice . A successful malpractice lawsuit not only holds a negligent ...
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Why are ectopic pregnancies so dangerous?

The words "ectopic pregnancy" are often enough to strike fear in the heart of any expecting mother in Texas. While, fortunately, this type of severe pregnancy complication is rare, it can be extremely ...
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Medical malpractice: more than just OR or ER negligence

There are many different types of medical malpractice lawsuits that can be filed in Texas relating to birth and pregnancy. When most people think of "malpractice," though, they often envision a ...
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C-sections continue to stir controversy after one mom's ordeal

Some people may assume that pregnancy-related injuries are largely a thing of the past. Fortunately, delivery room procedures continue to progress every year, and, as a result, giving birth is now ...
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Pregnancy-related injuries can require extensive recovery

May is the month when people all across Texas are thinking of their mothers. The woman who gives the gift of life plays a very important role in many Texans' lives, and Mother's Day is when ...
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Many OB/GYNs named in pregnancy-related malpractice suits

At the top of most Texas doctors' priorities is keeping their patients safe, healthy and well. The thought of a doctor causing more harm than good is unbelievable to many people, especially pregnant ...
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Vitamin D levels could reduce risk of preeclampsia

A woman's pregnancy can be riddled with many different side effects and complications, which can lead to serious birth injuries if when left untreated. One of the most serious pregnancy-related ...
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Same-day ultrasound can prevent pregnancy complications

Ectopic pregnancies are the leading cause of death for pregnant women in the first trimester in the United States. Ectopic pregnancies occur in 2 percent of pregnancies and can cause fatal ...
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