Birth Injury Blog

brain damage, HIE

For parents, learning that your newborn has suffered brain damage during birth is traumatic.  Now imagine learning that your child’s injuries were caused by the carelessness or negligence of a doctor or nurse.  There are hardly words to describe the …

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childbirth complication rates

If you are planning to have surgery, you can go online and find out about hospital surgery complication rates.  You can also find out about complication rates related to stroke, heart attack, infections, or sepsis.  But what about childbirth complication …

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gestational diabetes

Women who are pregnant, or who are planning to become pregnant, are no stranger to discussions about gestational diabetes.  Preventing diabetes during pregnancy, testing for it, and planning for treatment if necessary are part of most routine prenatal care plans. …

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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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