When you went to the hospital or birthing center for the delivery of your child, you were probably nervous about the well-being of your baby. The arrival of your child was a significant event, and the hospital stay likely brought joyful visitors and tender moments of bonding.
However, for the staff of nurses and doctors, the birth of your baby may have been just another part of a routine day. When a job becomes routine, people may begin to make mistakes. A recent report found that Pennsylvania hospitals saw over a thousand mistakes in a two-year period involving newborn identification and care.