When you decide to carry a child to term, you know that it will eventually
be time to deliver. Many mothers have easy deliveries without complications,
but when a complication does arrive, it’s important that doctors
and nurses are by your side to help. If a baby is trapped or taking too
long to be born, a Cesarean section could be ordered to help prevent injury
to the mother or child.
With a C-section, doctors make an incision and manually remove the child
from the birth canal or womb, depending on where it is at the time of
the surgery. Many C-sections are performed safely, but waiting too long
to perform one can be dangerous.
A delayed C-section could lead to a baby being distressed or suffering
asphyxia, leading to brain damage or death. A problem with the delivery
could put the mother’s body into shock or distress, risking her
life if steps aren’t taken to relieve the problem. Extreme bleeding
must be stemmed through immediate operations to prevent low blood pressure
or suffering following delivery, too.
The failure to perform a C-section can lead to a mother or child dying
from delivery complications. If a child is in distress before being born,
a C-section needs to be performed quickly to protect the mother and child.
Waiting too long can result in the baby being stillborn or suffering from
disabilities in the future. Our website has more information about C-sections
and what to do if you’ve been injured or lost your child due to
negligence and a delayed delivery.