Pregnancy complications

Pregnancy Complications and Medical Negligence

What Not to Expect When Expecting

Pregnancy is an exciting time in any parent-to-be’s life. We all picture those perfect moments; ice cream and pickles, the ‘glow’, feeling kicks and imagining the day we hold our little bundle of joy.

But sometimes pregnancy is not all those perfect moments. Sometimes complications occur and leave us confused, bewildered and at a loss.Preeclampsia

Preeclampsia/eclampsia/HELLP syndrome are the scary names whispered to us by midwives that we brush off under the ‘that won’t happen to me’ category. But the reality is that pregnancy related complications are becoming more common every day.

Preeclampsia is an illness categorised by high blood pressure, protein in the urine and can cause headaches, pitting oedema, visual disturbances, upper abdominal pain, organ failure and in severe cases even be fatal to the mother and unborn baby.

According to Australian Action on Pre-Eclampsia (AAPEC), 1 in 10 mothers develop pre-eclampsia which often leads to premature births and potential complications for the mother and baby.

Read Corinna’s story here

 

Medical negligence and pre-eclampsia – Corinna’s story

The Law Office of Conrad Curry is passionate in ensuring that women and their families receive appropriate treatment during their pregnancy. We are advocates against pregnancy-related medical negligence and are ready to fight for you.

If you have been a victim or suffered loss as a result of medical negligence, call us today to speak to our friendly team.

References:

Australian Action on Pre-Eclampsia

ABC News 

The Canberra Times


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