C-Section Explained – Birth Injury Safety



in almost every labor and delivery department in the country these days they use an electronic fetal heart monitor which is a device it looks kind of like a computer with the screen and it attaches through leads to the mother's stomach so there are electrodes placed on the mother's stomach leads that detect the baby's heart rate and also monitor the contractions of the mother's uterus during labor doctors and nurses should be trained and should monitor the baby's heart rate to watch for signs that the baby may be in trouble the labor process can continue only so long as it is safe for the baby to remain inside if there are things that are happening to the baby that it's causing the baby not to have enough oxygen it may be necessary for the baby to be delivered quickly in a c-section a cesarean section where there's a surgical procedure to remove the baby doctors and nurses should be trained and hospitals should have policies and procedures and protocols for monitoring the baby's heart rate in the contractions on the fetal heart monitor strip if you have a child who has suffered an injury during labor and delivery and you are wondering whether or not there had been signs on the monitor that would have alerted doctors and nurses to a potential problem we would be happy to look at the medical records for you to review the fetal heart monitor strips and see if there were indications that your child should have been delivered urgently or more quickly with a cesarean delivery

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