When I gave birth to my first and only child, I was almost blissfully ignorant of all the things that could have potentially have gone wrong in childbirth – although we had some hairy moments during birth, we made it ok in the end.
However one of the things that have struck me since I created this blog and in all my conversations with so many of the incredible mums my path has crossed during this time is just how many things can go wrong in childbirth – and the fact that birth complications are more common than in a woman’s pregnancy.
In childbirth, while we place trust in our bodies, we also put trust in the medical professionals who by and large do a fantastic job and when things don’t go according to plan, it’s then more than ever that our faith is placed in the hands of our maternity team. Even little things like delayed cord clamping practice can make the biggest of differences.
The sad fact is that sometimes, birth complications and conditions can be missed or misdiagnosed providing an incredibly rocky start to parenthood for some parents. Although incredibly overwhelming, in my opinion it is within a parent’s basic rights to seek answers to these traumatic and potentially life changing events, fight back and hold someone responsible and sites like Slater Gordon can be a starting point to help you on this journey.
Did you have a traumatic childbirth? Have you ever thought taking action for something that wrong in your childbirth? And if so, how did you go about it?
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