This very unfortunate story out of Texas is making headlines in the media due to what happened. For the mother in the story her pregnancy was a normal one. However it was discovered that her baby was developing into a large baby. Because of the mother’s petite size, questions of a C-section delivery were raised. Supposedly, the mother’s doctor informed her that a C-section would lead to scaring and a decision to have a vaginal delivery was made.
During the delivery, complications ensued. The doctor tried to use his hand to free the baby but it did not work. As a result, forceps were used to aid in the delivery, and this is where things went terribly wrong.
It was during the use of the forceps by the doctor that reports state a crackle and pop were heard in the delivery room. In addition, individuals in the delivery room say that they saw the doctor place his foot on the table while attempting to free the baby.
In shoulder dystocia situations, doctors must be very careful as to their actions and not panic. If care is not used, serious injury, and possibly death can occur. If you have questions regarding a birth related injury here in Maryland, we invite you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.