Occasionally during the birthing process, the physical stresses on the baby may cause serious injuries. It is estimated that between two and seven babies out of 1,000 will become injured during delivery. Birth injury can occur because of the baby's size or the position of the baby during labor and delivery. Babies with a birthweight over about 4,000 grams (8 pounds, 13 ounces) are at higher risk, as are babies born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. For some pregnant mothers, the size and shape of the mother's pelvis prevents the baby from being safely born vaginally, and a caesarean section operation is required. In other children, difficult or prolonged labor or childbirth can cause birth injuries. Your doctor or midwife should be aware of all of these risks and should take reasonable precautions to avoid complications during the birthing process. Visit us at www.patrickmalonelaw.com
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