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Month: September 2017

What’s Wrong with Vacuum Extraction? – Birth Injury Safety Check

Vacuum extraction for a baby? When it’s time to have your baby, you probably wouldn’t want the doctor coming anywhere near you with a vacuum hose! But this obstetric device has been around for a long time and can sometimes help with a difficult birth. Of course, it can also create more hazards for your baby if used improperly.

Birth injury attorney Laura Brown shares a case of her own, explaining why vacuum extractors MUST be used only when necessary.

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What Is Cytotec and Should It Be Used? – Birth Injury Safety Check

Ever heard of Cytotec? It’s a brand-label hormone (misoprostol) given to people to prevent stomach ulcers. AND it’s common in some delivery rooms–being used off-label to induce labor.

With any off-label use, there will be serious risks. Birth injury attorney Laura Brown goes over the dangers Cytotec poses during childbirth, for both mother and baby.

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