About Uteroplacental Insufficiency

PlacentaUteroplacental insufficiency occurs when the uterus or placenta cannot deliver the needed amounts of oxygen, nutrients or glucose (sugar) to the baby.

Causes of Uteroplacental Insufficiency

Problems Associated with Uteroplacental Insufficiency

While in the womb, babies can usually survive and thrive despite uteroplacental insufficiency.  However, prolonged uteroplacental insufficiency can lead to serious problems, including:

Both of these conditions can cause problems for the baby.  IUGR in particular is a condition that makes it difficult for the baby to withstand the rigors of delivery.  If not properly managed, the baby’s oxygen flow during delivery can be restricted, causing developmental delays, cerebral palsy, or other birth injuries.

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If you believe that your child was injured because of medical malpractice around the time of delivery, contact our birth injury lawyers at (855) 712-7818, or send us a confidential online message through our website.  Our law firm only handles medical malpractice lawsuits, and we can help you to determine whether your doctors acted inappropriately.

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