Archive for August, 2016

Childbirth and Injuries: What is Normal?

Childbirth is one of the most amazing and terrifying experiences women endure.  One of the most common questions when it comes to childbirth and injuries, is “what is normal”? Of course, when your body goes through what pregnancy and childbirth …

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Why was my newborn cooled?

If your newborn was prescribed cooling therapy, you may find yourself asking the following questions: Why was my newborn cooled?  How does cooling therapy work?  What are the benefits of cooling therapy?  And likely many other questions as well. Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) …

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What is bilirubin encephalopathy a.k.a. kernicterus?

Bilirubin encephalopathy (BE), also known as kernicterus, is a neurological condition that occurs when an infant has severe jaundice.  BE is considered a rare condition, but is nevertheless a concern for parents whose newborn has been diagnosed with jaundice.  Understanding …

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Alabama jury awards $16M verdict in negligent birth case.

An Alabama family has made recent headlines after being awarded $16 million in a medical negligence lawsuit against an Alabama hospital. In a traumatic example of the devastating effects of medical negligence, this story is just one of many highlighting …

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