Birth Injury Blog

brain injury at birth

In recent years, midwives across the United States have come under fire for botched deliveries resulting in tragic consequences.  The latest tragic example involves a Michigan midwife who is being sued after an infant died from an alleged brain injury …

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cerebral palsy, christmas, gift, children

When it comes to gift giving for children with cerebral palsy, you want to find items that are fun, practical, and appropriate for the recipient.  This task can be more difficult than most people realize.  Every child is different, and cerebral …

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car seat and booster seat recalls, Bentonite Me Baby Facts,

We place our children in a car seat or booster seat to protect them while driving.  But what happens when these protective seats are defective or dangerous? Do they cause more harm than good? Here is what parents need to …

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mothers belly with a question mark post it note

Most of us cannot imagine having limited use of our arms.  But for millions of people, that is just part of everyday life after a brachial plexus injury.  Brachial plexus injuries can occur for several reasons, but they are most …

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newborn being cleaned

Sometimes, despite the best planning and preparation, labor and delivery becomes complicated or problems arise.  When this happens, doctors often use tools to aid in delivery, such as vacuums or forceps.  Unfortunately for parents, there is rarely time to consider …

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baby being born by c-section

Cesarean sections, or “c-sections”, are an increasingly common way of delivering an unborn child.  Like any surgical procedure, c-sections are not without risk, which is why we offer readers answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about c-sections …

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photo of a fetus

Placenta previa is a complication of pregnancy that many women hear of, but few really understand.  Many women have questions, such as, “what is placenta previa?”, “what are the symptoms?”, and “can placenta previa be treated?” At Birth Injury Guide, …

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child being held by woman

The recent spike in the mysterious illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has caused concern among parents all over the United States.  Parents are now, more than ever, asking questions like “what causes infant paralysis?”, “what are the symptoms of …

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lamp with a movable arm

After a difficult birth, many infants spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) under the watchful eye of medical specialists.  A new bedside light could detect brain injuries in babies sooner, which could have a tremendous impact on …

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Pediatrics. Puppy toy with medical equipment

Cerebral palsy is a physical disorder that is caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth.  Since the injuries that cause cerebral palsy occur around the time of childbirth, many people wonder, “is cerebral palsy diagnosed at birth?” …

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