A recent study of birth injuries has provided a startling result. Birth injuries due to child delivery greatly increased for mothers during the first decade of this century. Emergencies involving cardiac arrest, respiratory distress and even kidney failure went up by around 75 percent.
A mother of a newborn child may have received too much anesthesia while undergoing a Cesarean section. It has been reported that after two hours of labor without any progression, the woman was then administered an epidural to provide local anesthesia. However, because the epidural apparently became dislodged, the woman was then additionally given a spinal anesthesia.
A 24-year old pregnant woman in Pennsylvania recently died while under the care of medics. It is claimed that the woman, who was in the 37th week of her pregnancy, fell down some stairs. After a 911 call was made, delays and mistakes made in treating the woman may have resulted in oxygen deprivation and her not receiving the care that she needed.