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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

Even under the best of circumstances, giving birth isn’t easy. But according to the March of Dimes, about 380,000 babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks) every year. Although many babies who are born prematurely go on to live happy, healthy lives, premature birth is the leading cause of death of babies in the United

Cerebral palsy is the most common type of childhood motor disability, with over 500,000 children and adults in the United States impacted by it. Several different factors can result in a child developing cerebral palsy, including bleeding or infections in the brain, severe jaundice, maternal infections, a lack of oxygen during delivery, and medical malpractice.

A lack of oxygen during childbirth can result in many different effects for the child, the severity of which largely depends on how prolonged the lack of oxygen continued for. But even in cases of mild oxygen deprivation, there might still be long-term effects to cope with. During a 2014 study conducted by the University

Every year, approximately 28,000 people in the United States are born with a birth injury. Many factors can result in birth injuries, including the size of the baby, the baby’s position, maternal health conditions, the use of tools during delivery, and negligence of medical professionals attending the birth. But you might be surprised to learn

Medication is supposed to help you feel better, but if there’s an error with your prescription, the results can be very serious. Mistakes like giving a patient the incorrect dose of medication, prescribing a medication that the patient is allergic to, or giving a patient the wrong medicine all together can all have potentially dangerous

Babies are born at many different sizes. While the average weight of a newborn is 7.7 pounds, many babies are a little bit heavier than that. If a baby weighs more than 8 pounds, 7 ounces, the baby is considered macrosomic, meaning it is much larger than average. While many macrosomic babies go on to

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

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