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Are all birth injuries avoidable?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Most: If everyone was born by cesarean section, birth injury would be rare. We would trade the risk to the baby from vaginal delivery for the increased risk of major surgery to the mother.
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Macrosomia: Macrosomia or large for gestational age infants are at high risk of birth injury. Jcaho is monitoring all the maternity hospitals for prevention of these types of injuries ranging from clavicular fractures to brachial palsy and CNS injuries physicicians' malpractice insurers have workshops and/or training courses to detect macrosomia before vaginal delivery and consider c-section.

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