Guide to What Injuries Can Affect a Baby in Child Birth
Although the majority of births occur without incident, unfortunately a significant number of women every year do have a traumatic experience during birth; whether through a mistake made during ante-natal care such as failure to spot birth defects or a mistake made during delivery, this can lead serious complications, permanent disability or even the death of the baby.
There is no doubt that negligence in child birth can have a devastating impact on both the child and parents which is why practitioners must ensure that they have the knowledge and understanding to deal which such cases in a competent and sensitive manner.
This course will be of interest to those who are new to this area of clinical negligence practice and will answer the question ‘what is a birth injury’ and will consider the risk factors involved. This course will also be a useful refresher for more experienced practitioners and will offer an overview of the injuries which can affect a baby during the pregnancy, while in labour and after the birth.
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