It is indeed a tragedy when the childbirth process causes an infant to suffer from injuries or conditions related to traumas that occurred during labor and birth. Some women seem to sail through the births of their children, yet other women undergo grueling labors that sap their strength and jeopardize the health and welfare of both the mother and fetus. Below are some challenges a mother and her obstetrician or midwife can face during the birthing process.
It is a sad fact of life that all pregnancies do not wind up with bouncing bundles of joy. Despite all the advances in obstetrics over the years, some babies simply do not make it out alive.