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The biggest wish every expectant parent has for their new child is that they be born healthy. So if a parent notices their baby holding their head in one direction and having difficulty moving their head, it can be very alarming. If this is the case, your child may have torticollis. Also known as “wryneck,”

Even with all the medical progress that has been made to help make giving birth safer, it’s still very easy for deliveries to become complicated and one common reason is because of breech deliveries. Breech births occur in about 1 in 25 full-term births and the reasons why breech births occur often aren’t well understood.

Giving birth is never easy, but sometimes, the baby needs some extra help making its way into the world. Every delivery is unique and there are many different reasons why intervention may be needed to deliver the baby as quickly as possible. In some cases, labor stalls out or the mother becomes too exhausted to

Even though great progress has been made in making childbirth a safer process for both the mother and child, birth injuries do still occur. Birth injuries take many different forms, but broken bones are one of the most common kinds. According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, clavicle fractures are the most common kind of birth injury

Erb’s palsy is a relatively rare type of birth injury, occurring in about 1-2 out of every 1,000 births. It’s a type of brachial plexus injury which involves damage to upper nerves near the neck that control movement and sensation in the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers. Most commonly, Erb’s palsy occurs when a baby’s

Oxygen deprivation is always something to take seriously. Just a few minutes without enough oxygen has the potential to cause serious injuries that have a significant impact on a person’s life.   Hypoxia is a condition which occurs when the body or part of a body doesn’t receive enough oxygen. Hypoxemia is a related condition

Antidepressants are one of the most common types of prescription medications around. It’s estimated that 13% of Americans take antidepressants and for those who need take them, that medication is a very important part of their lives. But when a woman becomes pregnant, it’s important to evaluate any medications she’s taking to make sure they’re

The umbilical cord is responsible for making sure an unborn child receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs to grow and develop. But if there are complications with the umbilical cord during labor and delivery, the child can potentially lose oxygen. Umbilical Cord Prolapse In some cases, the umbilical cord enters the birth canal before

Every year, far too many infants experience brain damage around the time of birth and those injuries can potentially have a significant impact on the child’s ability to grow and thrive. But when we talk about brain injuries in newborns, it’s important to understand that brain injuries don’t all fall into one main category. Brain

Giving birth is never easy, even in a normal, uncomplicated delivery. But when complications arise, the more likely it is that the mother or child will end up experiencing an injury. Breech deliveries are one type of complication that can raise the risk of birth trauma. In most cases, the doctor is able to conduct