A cesarean section is a surgical procedure in which the obstetrician makes incisions in the abdomen and uterus of a pregnant woman during labor to deliver her baby. There are certain risks associated with C-sections, and expecting mothers in North Carolina might want to be aware of them whether or not they plan to have one.
Pregnant women in North Carolina are at increased risk of suffering blunt trauma to their unborn children during a traffic accident, according to MedScape.com. Analysis of possible risk factors indicates fetal injury is 8 percent more likely in cases where the mother was unrestrained at the time of the accident, and fetal death is much more likely for women who are in their 20th to 27th weeks of pregnancy, suggesting this is a particularly vulnerable time for the fetus.
Greenville residents may be interested in a recent lawsuit that was filed by a New York woman against the doctor that delivered her third child. The lawsuit accuses both the doctor and the hospital involved in the 2011 delivery of her third child of medical malpractice.