Birth

10 July 2015

Birth injury series - Cerebral palsy and brain damage

Families affected by a birth injury are often reluctant to pursue a claim against the NHS or private hospital involved with their child’s birth.  They may be distraught and finding it difficult to come to terms with the devastating news that their child has a catastrophic brain injury.

The focus of this blog is cerebral palsy and brain damage and is the fifth in our series of six birth injury blogs.

This blog first appeared in At Home Magazine.

24 June 2015

Birth injury series - jaundice and kernicterus

Some birth injuries can be anticipated and with prompt and appropriate action serious injuries can sometimes be avoided. If a birth injury is sustained through lack of appropriate care it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim for compensation.

The focus of this blog is Jaundice and Kernicterus and it is the third in our series of six birth injury blogs. 

This article first appeared in At Home Magazine

17 June 2015

Birth injuries series - Fetal distress

Some birth injuries can be anticipated and with prompt and appropriate action serious injuries can sometimes be avoided. If a birth injury is sustained through lack of appropriate care it may be possible to make a clinical negligence claim for compensation.

The focus of this blog is  fetal distress and it is the second in our series of six birth injury blogs. 

This article first appeared in At Home Magazine

3 December 2014

Home birth v hospital birth – which is safer? The debate continues.

Revised clinical guidance has been issued today from NICE on intrapartum care.

I may seem cynical when I say that I am sceptical about the reasoning and motivation behind this Guidance which purports to rely on research findings to support the view that giving birth in a free standing midwifery or home birth setting is better and at least as safe as it is in a hospital for low risk first time mothers. 

2 July 2014

Identifying problems before a baby is born: Antenatal diagnosis of fetal anomaly

When a child is born with a serious health problem or disability, parents have the difficult task of coming to terms with the condition and learning to meet their child’s additional needs.  In this situation, questions sometimes arise as to whether the pregnancy was managed appropriately and whether the problem should have been diagnosed antenatally.

Suzanne Farg

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