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What are the Risks of Shoulder Dystocia?

One of the more rare complications of labor and delivery is shoulder dystocia. What is shoulder dystocia? It is a complication that occurs then the baby’s head is delivered but his or her shoulders become stuck […]

What Parents Need to Know about New PIMS Research

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, families across the world continue to fear the impact of COVID-19 on children.  In April, 2020, doctors started notice an uptick in illnesses affecting children who may have been exposed […]

Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable?

Each year, more than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP).  CP is the most common motor disorder affecting children in the United States.  When a child is diagnosed with CP, it is only […]

Does COVID-19 Affect a Pregnant Woman’s Placenta?

We are now months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and we know a bit more about how the coronavirus affects certain patients.  But researchers are still examining exactly how the coronavirus impacts pregnancy, labor, delivery and […]

PIMS and COVID-19: An Infographic Guide for Families

At Birth Injury Guide, we want families to have all the facts about COVID-19 and how it impacts children. Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS), also called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 (MIS-C), […]

How To Explain the Coronavirus to Kids and Answer Their Questions

Millions of families’ lives are upside down right now thanks to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  With schools shut down, businesses closed and shelter in place orders preventing visits with friends and family, there is no […]

Studies Suggest Coronavirus May be Transmitted Mother-to-Baby

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, there are numerous concerns about general healthcare during this time.  One of the most significant concerns is prenatal and obstetrical care.  More specifically, […]

Premature Infants are Most At Risk for Developing Cerebral Palsy

During pregnancy, women do everything right.  Eating healthy, getting healthy levels of exercise, taking supplements and attending all prenatal appointments.  Unfortunately, sometimes infants suffer medical issues despite the best efforts of the mother.  One of […]

What is a Nuchal Cord Birth Injury?

Expectant parents often hear stories about umbilical cord problems during labor and delivery.  The most common umbilical cord problem occurs when the cord gets wrapped around the baby’s neck.  This is called a nuchal cord.  […]

Four More Inclined Sleepers Recalled in Efforts to Prevent Infant Deaths

In January 2020, four more companies announced voluntary recalls of inclined sleepers.  Federal regulators are pushing manufacturers to pull inclined sleepers from the market entirely amid concerns about infant deaths.  You may recall in April […]