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Birth injuries are relatively rare, but when they do happen, they have the potential to have some very serious effects. While many types of birth injuries can be treated without any major long-term effects, more severe injuries can last for the rest of the child’s life. But are physical injuries the only type of damage

Medical science has come a long way in improving care for babies born prematurely. Thanks to advances in medical technology, most babies born after 24 weeks of gestation are now able to survive if they are given proper care. But despite all the progress that has been made, one simple fact remains: the bodies of

Every type of medical procedure comes with its own benefits and risks and amniotomy, or artificially rupturing the amniotic sac surrounding a baby, is just one of them. Amniotomy is commonly used if a mother is overdue and her water hasn’t broken yet, to allow for fetal monitoring, or to test the color of the

Newborns very often have at least one type of medical condition shortly after birth, such as jaundice. Jaundice is one of the most common types of health conditions that occurs in newborns, affecting about 60% of all newborns. Jaundice occurs when an infant has a high level of bilirubin in its bloodstream. If a baby’s

Brain injuries are not to be taken lightly at any age. But if an adult were to sustain a brain injury, the symptoms they’d show would likely be different from the ones shown by a newborn with a brain injury. For example, an adult with a brain injury might seem dazed, complain of a headache,

No matter how old you are, brain injuries are not to be taken lightly. But in the case of newborns, sustaining a brain injury during delivery can potentially impact the child’s mobility or their ability to grow and develop normally. In many cases, brain injuries that occur during delivery are the result of oxygen deprivation.

During the process of giving birth, there are a lot of complications that can potentially arise and if they aren’t handled correctly, the child could be born with a birth injury. One of the most common types of birth injuries is Erb’s palsy, which impacts about 1-2 out of every 1,000 babies. Erb’s palsy is

When a woman learns she’s expecting a child, her mind often turns toward positive experiences like being able to hold her child for the first time and the joy that comes with being able to watch it grow over the years. So when she goes through pregnancy expecting to give birth to a healthy baby,

Hypoxia Linked to ADHD

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One of the most dangerous situations that can occur during childbirth is when the child stops receiving enough oxygen. Just a few minutes of oxygen deprivation can result in serious, lifelong effects, so it’s essential that the medical professionals attending to a birth stay on top of monitoring vital signs to make sure the baby

Despite being one of the most common types of birth complications in America, preeclampsia is also one of the most difficult complications to understand. Preeclampsia occurs in about 3% to 5% of all pregnancies, but there isn’t one widely-agreed upon understanding among medical professionals about what, exactly, causes it or why it occurs in some

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