Birth Trauma Archives - Goodwin & Scieszka

When the time comes to welcome a child into the world, new parents want to be holding their new baby as quickly as possible. But going through labor isn’t always a quick and easy process. Expectant mothers commonly wonder about how long labor is supposed to take, but every mother’s experience can be different. For

When parents find out a child has been injured around the time of birth, one of the first things they’ll want to know is what can be done in terms of treatment. Is there anything that can be done to help improve their child’s quality of life? Will they need surgery? Or would medication or

Birth is a very difficult process, both for the mother and the baby. This is true whether a delivery is quick and free of complications or is prolonged and difficult. When new parents see their baby for the first time, one thing they often don’t expect is to see their child covered in bruises. During

When babies are born, there’s a chance they may develop some type of medical condition in the time shortly following birth. The good news is that some of these conditions are minor issues that will either clear up on their own over time or can be treated easily without any serious long-term effects on the

Even though hospital births are by far the most common place for expectant mothers to give birth, they’re not the only option. Every year, about 1.6% of all births in the United States are home births and about 0.5% occur in freestanding birthing centers. Women who choose to give birth outside of a hospital have

Finding out that your child has any type of birth trauma is very alarming, particularly when it’s an injury that impacts the child’s brain. Brain injuries have the potential to cause a wide range of problems and when they occur in children, they could be facing complications that last for the rest of their life.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought an immense amount of uncertainty into the world, whether it’s about the economy, job security, vacation plans, just to name a few. But while it feels like COVID-19 has brought the entire world to a standstill, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that life is still carrying on

Whether it’s a car accident case, a slip and fall, a dog bite, or medical malpractice, one of the most common questions people have about personal injury lawsuits is this: How long do I have to file my lawsuit? Generally speaking, one of the best things you can do if you’ve been injured is get

Generally speaking, parents tend to view the sound of their child crying as being a bad thing. But in the time immediately following birth, the sound of a baby crying for the first time can be a moment of great relief for new parents. That first cry is a sign that the baby’s lungs are

Giving birth is an extraordinarily difficult process, even under the best circumstances, and it’s extremely common for women to use epidural anesthesia to help them cope with the pain that comes along with it. According to the American Pregnancy Association, epidurals are used by over 50% of women who give birth in hospitals. Epidurals are

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