Pittsburgh residents who are awaiting the birth of a child are filled with excitement. The birth of a child is one of the most joyous occasions for a family. Usually the birth goes as planned but birth injuries do occur during the delivery process. There are several birth injuries that can occur.
The use of forceps can create a birth injury. Forceps are used to guide the baby out when the baby isn't progressing. A forceps delivery can cause injuries to both the mom and baby. Mom's injuries can include genital tears, uterine rupture, difficulty urinating and injuries to the bladder. Baby's injuries can be bleeding within the skull, skull fracture, seizures and facial palsy.