Women often suffer silently after pregnancy-related injuries

Whether you are a mother-to-be, a new parent or a parent to several children, the emotions involved with being a parent are often strong and long-lasting. When parents in Pennsylvania are expecting a baby, the expectant mother and father may feel both excited and nervous. While some mothers go through the birthing process with little or no complications, unfortunately some women find themselves suffering from a birthing trauma.

According to experts, many mothers suffer silently while they deal with the lasting physical effects from giving birth. In most cases, women do not know where to turn to when they suffer childbirth injuries, resulting in them quietly suffering for months or even years.

According to a recent study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, MRIs were used on some women who had higher risk births, such as having larger babies or longer labor, in order to evaluate any trauma experienced. It was found that nearly one-third had fractures in their public bones during a seven-week post-partum scan. It was also discovered that another 41 percent suffered tears to their levator ani muscle, which forms the majority of the pelvic floor.

This study found that hour-for-hour, women suffer at a significantly high rate of injuries during childbirth than they do from play most dangerous or injury causing women’s college sports. The process that a woman’s body has to go through to birth a child requires an incredible amount of work, and if a medical professional is negligent during or after the birthing process, it is likely that their negligence will cause the new mother harm.

The damages resulting from pregnancy-related injuries could be significant. Along with the physical pain, emotional damage is likely to result. Those suffering from medical negligence during the labor and delivery process might have recourses available to them. A medical malpractice claim could help cover the damages and losses arising from the incident.

Source: Health.usnews.com, “How Can Women Suffering Silently From Childbirth Injuries Find Healing?” Michael O. Schroeder, August 4, 2016