Birth Trauma Archives - Goodwin & Scieszka

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

Even in healthy pregnancies, labor and delivery can become complicated for a wide range of reasons. One very common reason that deliveries can become complicated involve the position of the child. To safely deliver a child, the best position for them to be in is with their head facing down with their chin tucked down

Birth injuries can be caused by many different things. Very often, it’s the result of a lack of oxygen during delivery or some kind of physical trauma around the time of birth. But they can also be the result of maternal infections that aren’t properly managed by an expectant mother’s doctor. When expectant mothers develop

When a child is injured during or shortly after birth, treatment options for the injury depends on the specific type of injury and how severe the injury is. In cases when a child experiences a lack of oxygen, leading to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), one treatment for that condition is known as hypothermia therapy. While

When you look at a newborn baby, it’s hard not to marvel at how tiny and delicate their entire bodies look. But one part of their bodies that needs to be treated as delicately as possible is their heads. Unlike older children and adults, infants aren’t born with skulls that are fully hardened. While this

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