Why is a hospital birth a better choice for you? And how to make an injury claim if something goes wrong
There are two major options for you when it comes to choosing where you want to give birth. You can either give birth at home, with a midwife from the hospital assisting you, or you can give birth at the hospital. For many years, many women have made the choice to give birth at home, where they feel more comfortable and happier, but the majority of women will always go to the hospital for their births, where they honestly believe that they will be safer.
This is not the only reason that you might choose to give birth in a hospital as opposed to any other option, and here are some of the main reasons to go for a hospital birth.
- There are more medical staff around. If something goes wrong during your birth, or your birth takes a very long time, there are a much larger number of medical professionals to hand, who can jump in at any moment and offer support and expertise. For many women, particularly first time mums, this can help to reduce a lot of stress.
- There is more equipment on hand. If you suddenly require forceps or a suction delivery, these tools will be at hand. If something goes wrong and you need to be rushed in for a c-section, you will be able to do this right away, without having to get to the hospital first.
- There are more options. In a dedicated maternity ward, there are all kinds of rooms and types of equipment that you can choose to use to make your labour more easy. You may choose a birthing pool, a ball or any other number of items to make the process much more comfortable for you.
- You can choose better medications. There are many more medication options within the hospital should the pain get too much for you, where with a home birth you might just be able to have gas and air.
Making an injury claim in West Oxfordshire
You can be injured in a hospital just as much as you can be injured when giving birth at home, and if you do feel that someone has been negligent and caused you serious injury, you might want to think about making an injury claim in West Oxfordshire against them. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making an injury claim in West Oxfordshire, and decide whether or not this is the right option for you.
The team are experienced and friendly, and will be able to give you all of the information you need to help you to make your decision. If you do decide to go ahead with an injury claim in West Oxfordshire, the team will help you through the process.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown