When you learn that you're pregnant, it is natural to feel happy and nervous at the same time. Especially if this is your first child, you may wonder what type of parent you'll be and whether or not you'll be able to meet all your child's needs. Other experienced Texas parents might encourage you by saying you will know what's best for you child, and your love and support is all he or she needs to thrive.
Aside from the death of a newborn, nothing is more traumatic to parents than learning their child has suffered birth injuries due to medical provider negligence. To say that these situations cause parents to suffer extreme mental anguish is a huge understatement. As parents ourselves, we have no trouble understanding why these parents want to bring these negligent health care providers to justice.
Perhaps you are one of many women here in Texas who enjoyed an uneventful pregnancy. You have no reason to believe that the labor and delivery will be any different.
You could compare the labor and delivery portion of your pregnancy to the landing of an airplane. The whole flight may be smooth, but in the home stretch, any number of issues could arise and cause the plane to crash.
In the majority of births, the doctor and the rest of the delivery team take all the proper precautions to preserve the health of the infant and the mother. Unfortunately, there are some cases in which medical malpractice results in birth injuries. While it is extremely difficult for parents to think about their newborn suffering such harm, it is important to do so for your baby's wellbeing.