Finding out that you are going to have a new addition to the family is an invigorating experience. You and your partner may have been waiting to hear this news for some time, and there’s so much to look forward to.
That being said, it is vital that you receive the appropriate medical care throughout your pregnancy, and this includes long before the baby has been born. There are certain conditions that can make your pregnancy riskier, and doctors have a duty to diagnose these and treat them accordingly. Outlined below are a few things to consider.
Diabetes is a fairly common condition, and it comes in numerous forms. It’s possible that a pregnant woman could suffer from gestational diabetes, which doctors should be on the lookout for. The earlier this condition is diagnosed and treated, the less impact it could have on your newborn. Failing to diagnose this can result in complications during birth, such as your child struggling to regulate their breathing. They may also go on to suffer from diabetes later in life.
Another health concern that doctors need to consider throughout the pregnancy is infections in the mother and fetus. Prenatal infections are usually treatable, but they must be caught early. Failure to do so could result in complications for both the baby and the mother. The baby may be born premature and could go on to suffer from illnesses that affect the internal organs.
Every stage of your pregnancy is important and you deserve the best possible medical care. If your doctor has been negligent, then you may be able to hold them to account for the consequent suffering of you, your child and your family.