Pregnancy can be a long and stressful process for most women. When it comes delivery time, men and women included can become overwhelmed with both excitement and concern. Bringing a new life into the world is a wonderful miracle and is often one of the most beautiful, natural occurrences known to humanity.
However, giving birth certainly doesn’t come without its concerns and worry for expectant parents. Sometimes a safe delivery can sometimes bring more stress than happiness, especially if malpractice exists during delivery. Paying attention to several important details can help ensure a safe delivery for the child and fewer concerns for parents.
Prepare a Birth Plan
Having a birth plan is a great way to ensure that parents take the time to go through the details, potential hazards, and steps to ensure a healthy and safe delivery. While some situations do arise that can cause a change in a birth plan, such as an emergency c-section, having a birth plan to stick to can help guide parents and their doctor through a safe delivery process.
Furthermore, discussing a plan with your partner or whoever is with you for support can help assist you. This can include personal, cultural, and religious beliefs concerning medicine, procedures, and birth preferences. Having extra support can provide you with a strict following to your plan.
Know Your Doctor
Getting to know your doctor and his or her team can not only ensure that delivery goes as smooth as possible but it can put many of your worries and concerns at ease.
Researching and finding the perfect doctor is something that can take time during a pregnancy, especially as a mother or parents go through the process and stages, but it’s important to meet with your doctor as many times as necessary before the big day. If your doctor has a team they work with, get to know them as well. In case an emergency occurs and your doctor is unavailable, knowing who is next in line can be a big help in alleviating additional worry and stress.
Once you choose a doctor, discuss your birth plan with him or her before and during the delivery to remind them of your preferences. Remember, if a nurse or doctor is not answering your questions, be persistent. You have a right to know what’s going on with your body and the baby.
Find a True Support Team
Regardless of whether you have a partner, a trusted friend or a family member, having extra support in the room can be beneficial. Having support can help you make immediate decisions and even help you in choosing medications or if other issues arise.
A trusted person can also help a mother understand what a doctor or nurse might be telling you. Make sure the doctor knows that whoever is in the room with you should be aware of what is going on. Having a family member around can also ensure that you know what medications you’re being given and how much.
If everyone involved is privy to the information and details regarding the delivery process, then this will ensure it will go as smoothly as possible.
Contact a Compassionate Lawyer
As stressful and exciting as the delivery room can be, worrying about a healthy and safe delivery for your baby can be the most stressful thing. If you or your baby has suffered injuries because of the negligence of a medical provider, don’t hesitate to contact a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorney. Contact Cohn & Smith online or call (954)-431-8100 for a free consultation.