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Even under the best of circumstances, the process of giving birth isn’t easy for anybody involved. Medical science has come a long way in helping make labor and delivery safer for both mother and child, but it’s still very easy for something to go wrong. Sometimes, even women who have had healthy and normal pregnancies

The Reality About IVF Mix-Ups

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 by

Struggling to conceive a much-wanted child is an absolutely heartbreaking experience for millions of people every year. While advances in medical technology has helped make the dream of parenthood a reality for many people, medical errors can leave people feeling absolutely devastated. Recently, a case of an IVF lab mix-up in California made headlines when

When the time comes to welcome a new child into the world, mothers aren’t necessarily limited to giving birth in a hospital. Some expectant parents like the idea of delivering their new child in the comfort of their own home with the assistance of a midwife and doula while others might be interested in heading

Taking care of a newborn baby can be very overwhelming, particularly for first-time parents. Newborns are so tiny and their bodies look so delicate, so it’s very common for new parents (and their friends and family members) to be very nervous that they might drop the baby and hurt it, especially if they don’t have

When people talk about medical errors, it’s very common to see the terms “medical malpractice” and “medical negligence” being used interchangeably. After all, medical malpractice doesn’t generally happen when doctors and other medical professionals are being diligent and careful, right? While these two terms are similar and often are related, and in most cases, it’s

How many times have you been handed a slip for a prescription by your doctor, looked at it, and had a hard time reading the doctor’s handwriting? Millions of people have had this exact experience and being a pharmacist doesn’t necessarily make it easier to read those prescription slips. Pharmacists incorrectly reading a prescription slip

Cesarean section deliveries are very common in the United States. According to the CDC, nearly 32% of all deliveries in 2016 were made via Cesarean and they can occur for a very wide range of reasons. Some mothers choose to give birth with a C-section, but in many cases, they’re the result of problems like

For many people, the decision to put a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions they’ll ever make. They want their loved one to get the best care possible, but trying to find a nursing home they can trust to provide that level of care isn’t easy. About 1.4

All surgical procedures come with the risk of mistakes. Even if you’re going in for a relatively simple, routine procedure, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. When people see doctors, they trust that the doctor will use their expertise to help them feel better, not worse. But doctors are human and,

Medical errors are considered the third leading cause of death in the United States and there are a lot of different ways those mistakes can happen. Doctors can make mistakes during procedures or a nurse might administer an incorrect dosage of a medication. Mistakes involving lab test results are another very common issue. It’s estimated

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