Some of the most common errors that occur during childbirth include: failing to correctly read or interpret fetal monitoring strips, failing to timely perform a c-section,  failing to appropriately monitor uterine stimulating drugs like Pitocin, improper prenatal or postnatal care, undiagnosed pre-eclampsia or gestational diabetes, misdiagnosed maternal or fetal distress, inappropriate use or monitoring of medications, or improper use of birth-assisting tools. In order to determine exactly what mistakes may have occurred, a birth injury attorney will need to thoroughly review the relevant medical records and consult with medical experts in the area of maternal fetal medicine.