If you are pregnant, there are a number of questions you can ask your obstetrician that may help to prevent a birth injury. The birth injury lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law recommend that all of our clients ask their doctors the following questions:

PREGNANCY

  • What are your qualifications?
  • How long have you been practicing medicine?
  • Do you have experience dealing with pregnancy or delivery qualifications?
  • What kind of prenatal care recommendations do you have for me and my baby?
  • What kind of prenatal vitamins should I take? How much and how often?
  • How should I alter my diet to best care for my growing baby?
  • Is there anything I should not eat or drink while pregnant or nursing?
  • I take a prescription medication. Will this complicate my pregnancy?

DELIVERY

  • I’m over 35 years old. How does this affect my pregnancy and delivery process?
  • Who will perform my delivery if you can’t be there?
  • I’m not familiar with the medical terminology you are using. Can you please explain more clearly?
  • What is kick counting?
  • What can I expect during the delivery process?
  • What is a “strip” and what does it mean about my child’s oxygen flow?
  • What is a normal fetal heart rate?
  • What does it mean if there is a fetal heart rate deceleration?
  • If there is an emergency, what do I need to know about the cesarean section procedure?
  • Who can answer my questions if my bedside nurse is unable?

These are just a few of the questions you should ask your physician if you are pregnant. Remember to always take a notebook when you visit your doctor so you can write down more questions.

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