Some birth injuries are unavoidable, and they can be a natural part of having a baby. Sadly, some injuries are caused, or made worse, when midwives and doctors make mistakes during a mother’s pregnancy, labour or delivery. Childbirth injuries can have an impact on the psychological and/or physical well-being of a woman. Injury can occur during any pregnancy, even if the mother has no risk factors and the pregnancy is deemed to be normal.
Common types and causes of birth injuries to mothers include:
- vaginal tears during birth
- post-natal depression (PND) and Post-natal Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- post-partum Haemorrhage (PPH)
- a ruptured uterus
- a prolapsed uterus.
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