Most of us have a mental image of what a typical birth looks like. Right now, you may be picturing a screaming woman lying on her back in a hospital bed surrounded by nurses and a doctor. In recent years, much of what we see in this picture has been re-evaluated. The types of couples giving birth are changing, and some women are choosing to give birth at home or somewhere other than a hospital.
A birth injury is a devastating event that can leave parents with anguish, financial hardship and vexing questions. How did this happen? Could it have been prevented?