What are a Houston OB/GYN’s Responsibilities?

 

When a woman is pregnant, they need to go to a doctor who specializes in
obstetrics and gynecology. These are often referred to as OB/GYNs. These
doctors understand everything about pregnancy, labor, and delivery so
the mother has a knowledgeable professional on her side who can put her
mind at ease during this process. There are a number of things OB/GYNs
must do to provide the service a pregnant woman needs. Here are some of
their responsibilities.
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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 mother is unable
to push the baby out. The forceps are usually placed around the head of
the baby. The vacuum extractor is a soft or hard cup that may be placed
on the top and back of the baby’s head. It provides a suction that
can help assist to pull the baby out.
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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 receive top-notch
medical care. It is rare that pregnancy-related injuries occur in the
medical setting, but when they do, families can find themselves in devastating
situations.
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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 throughout
the field as well. While most nurses are skilled, compassionate and uphold
the standards of their important profession, as with every type of job
there are sometimes those who are careless or irresponsible.
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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 is progressing
as planned, but it can also bring up many questions about pregnancy, labor,
delivery and recovery after birth. In some cases, delivery room negligence
during or before birth may cause pregnancy-related injuries – these injuries,
in turn, can spark the need for more information regarding negligence
in Texas law.
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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 uncomfortable, can also be reason
for a doctor to induce labor. Speeding up the natural process of labor,
though, can carry risks and is typically only done for legitimate medical reasons.
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