For this article and supporting video we will discuss and attempted VBAC and HIE. Although an attempted VBAC is relatively safe, areas of concern can still arise from a medical legal prospective. Therefore, it is always advisable to speak with your medical professional as to the best course of action for your individual situation.
As for an attempted VBAC, one area of concern can be a uterine rupture. A uterine rupture can present with a lot of challenges and must be accounted for when certain factors are present.
What Is A Uterine Rupture?
A uterine rupture is exactly what it sounds like. The uterus can rip or rupture. Once this happens this creates an emergency and has to be taken extremely serious.
When a urine rupture occurs one core concern is hemorrhaging. Hemorrhaging in certain instances can be a life or death problem for mother and it can also adversely impact the baby.
In some cases, the only way to deal with a uterine rupture will be an emergency C-section. This is why it is imperative to diagnose the condition when it occurs as soon as possible.
Attempted VBAC And HIE
HIE or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy occurs when there is a reduction in blood and oxygen which leads to a brain injury. If mother is hemorrhaging from a uterine rupture then there can be a threat of an HIE injury.
An area of review when families contact us with a traumatic brain injury due to an attempted VBAC is whether there is evidence of a prolonged labor and delivery. This is because when a C-section is performed there can be a threat of injury and scarring to the uterus.
Not only can a prolonged labor and delivery be an area of concern, but also whether there is evidence of fetal distress. Fetal distress can be picked up by the readings on the electronic fetal heart monitor. As a result, during an attempted VBAC these issues have to be understood and closely monitored.
To speak with me further regarding your baby’s HIE or cerebral palsy diagnosis, I invite you to contact me at my information below. Remember, it costs nothing to speak with me initially about your baby’s story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
2 Wisconsin Circle Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815