A holistic birthing plan is something that more and more families are looking for regarding the birth of their baby. Due to this trend, we have received more than a few calls on this subject and, in some instances, there is not much we can do to help the family. With that said, the focus of this article and supporting video is not on the qualifications of holistic birth professionals. Because of differing requirements from state to state on credentialing, you should check with the requirements in your state on this issue. In addition, whether a holistic birthing plan is right for you is a decision only you can make, with the assistance of your medical professionals.
Our focus today is on liability coverage if something does not go as planned and a serious injury occurs to either mother and/or baby. This is something that is not always contemplated in this situation.
A Holistic Birthing Plan
A holistic birthing plan can be right for some families in the right situation. However, an important tip is to talk with the birth planner about what contingencies are in place if something happens not according to plan. For example, if a mother has had complications in previous birth(s), questions should be focused on what can be done to ensure that if these problems occur, what actions can be taken for mom and baby safety.
As a birth injury attorney, when many of the families who contact us regarding birth trauma issues, the baby has suffered a traumatic brain injury, namely HIE or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Because of the severity of this injury, it can cost a baby millions of dollars over their lifetime to live the best quality of life possible.
When a holistic birthing plan provider does not have enough liability insurance, or coverage, and they are responsible for a traumatic brain injury to a baby, it can be impossible to hold them responsible for the harm caused. Therefore, it is important to understand issues like this when deciding as to what is best for your family. Hospitals and the like generally have enough coverage if something happens, and they are at fault.
If you would like to speak with me further regarding an investigation into the cause of your baby’s HIE diagnosis, this is what I invite you to do. Pick up the phone can call me.
I talk with families all the time about MAS, HIE, CP (cerebral palsy) and I would be happy to listen to your story. I can be reached at 301-850-4832.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
1-833-4 BABY HELP