Mothers, in addition to infants, are susceptible to birth injuries. And, unfortunately, the United States is the only developed country in the world whose maternal mortality rate is rising, with an average of 17.4 maternal deaths for every 100,000 births.
The most common cause of maternal death is postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). Learn the causes of and treatments for PPH.
PPH occurs when a mother experiences a blood loss greater than 500cc following a vaginal delivery or 1,000cc following a C-section. Any woman who carries a pregnancy past 20 weeks of gestation is at risk for PPH.
Aside from that, the major risk factors of PPH include the following:
Doctors, midwives, and the obstetric nurses should be aware of their patients’ risk factors for PPH and prepare for the birth accordingly. The failure to do so may result in PPH from one or more of the following causes:
PPH requires immediate treatment. Doctors must recognize the urgency of the situation and apply one or more of the following treatments:
If your doctor failed to treat you adequately during your labor and delivery, our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys can help you seek justice and recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, emotional suffering, and more.
Contact The Beasley Firm, LLC to schedule a free consultation.
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