Obstetrics and Newborn
While many women do not experience complications with the birth of a child, labor and delivery raise several risks for both mother and infant. And obstetrical adverse events during this time can result in severe harm. According to the Partnership for Patients initiative, obstetrical adverse events occur in approximately 9 percent of all U.S. deliveries. These include perineal tears, hemorrhaging or even death for the mother and injuries to the skeleton or spinal cord of the infant as well as some neonatal intensive care unit admissions.
While not all adverse obstetrical events are preventable, many are.
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