Although cesarean delivery is usually performed as an emergency surgery during unforeseen, dangerous birth situations, doctors may plan a scheduled cesarean section if they believe the baby’s pre-natal conditions would make normal delivery more difficult, critical, and even life-threatening.
Mothers of breech babies, or babies whose position is not in a head down presentation, will most likely need c-section to prevent the risk of interfering with the baby’s oxygen supply at birth. Most breech babies can be detected at 37 weeks of pregnancy. Placental rupture, umbilical cord stricture, a low-lying placenta, and the presence of infection may also all be considered possible reasons for a cesarean delivery.
There are instances, however, when medical practitioners fail to properly detect the manifestations that prompt the need to plan for a cesarean delivery. This might eventually result to the infant being starved of oxygen at birth, which may ultimately lead to several health complications, including cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is a life-long condition that can sadly be a complication of a medical practitioner’s failure or delay in performing c-section when necessary. To hold the responsible party accountable for your child’s medical condition, consult with a cerebral palsy attorney at the Driscoll Firm by calling (800) 305-9800 today.