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Injuries During Birth

By MedicalNegligence  [September 15th, 2023]

Some injuries to the mother are relatively normal, with some pain, discomfort and incontinence likely to last for a few weeks. However, many women suffer tears, pelvic fractures and muscle damage that are not diagnosed, or are misdiagnosed at the time. Undetected injuries can also go unreported after the event, even if symptoms continue for a long time. This can be because the mother may consider they are the normal after-effects of childbirth. Some conditions, such as incontinence, are also embarrassing for some new mothers to discuss. >> MORE

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