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The longer it takes to deliver a baby, the more likely it is complications will occur during the process. Prolonged labor is related to many different types of birth injuries, such as injuries caused by a lack of oxygen, intracranial hemorrhage, and shoulder dystocia. Cephalohematoma is another type of birth injury that often occurs in

The Reality About IVF Mix-Ups

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 by

Struggling to conceive a much-wanted child is an absolutely heartbreaking experience for millions of people every year. While advances in medical technology has helped make the dream of parenthood a reality for many people, medical errors can leave people feeling absolutely devastated. Recently, a case of an IVF lab mix-up in California made headlines when

There are many different ways a child can be injured during delivery or shortly after the time of birth, but one of the most common types of injuries involves damage to a child’s brachial plexus. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that spans across the upper chest area from the neck into the

West syndrome, also referred to as infantile spasms, is a rare type of epilepsy that affects babies. It’s estimated that it occurs in about 1 in 2,000 children and symptoms typically begin to show before the child is a year old, most commonly between the ages of 4 and 8 months. When a child has

When an infant is injured during or shortly after delivery, it’s very important for treatment begin as quickly as possible. Every birth injury is unique and the type of treatment a child will need depends on the exact type of injury and how severe the injury is. However, there are many types of treatments that

When the time comes to welcome a new child into the world, mothers aren’t necessarily limited to giving birth in a hospital. Some expectant parents like the idea of delivering their new child in the comfort of their own home with the assistance of a midwife and doula while others might be interested in heading

Taking care of a newborn baby can be very overwhelming, particularly for first-time parents. Newborns are so tiny and their bodies look so delicate, so it’s very common for new parents (and their friends and family members) to be very nervous that they might drop the baby and hurt it, especially if they don’t have

When people talk about medical errors, it’s very common to see the terms “medical malpractice” and “medical negligence” being used interchangeably. After all, medical malpractice doesn’t generally happen when doctors and other medical professionals are being diligent and careful, right? While these two terms are similar and often are related, and in most cases, it’s

Being born isn’t easy and once a baby makes their entrance into the world, it’s very common for them to have some bruises or swelling. While it’s certainly alarming to see a newborn with bruising, in many cases, it’s simply the result of pressure from the birth canal or making contact with the mother’s pelvic

Seizures in infants and newborns can be caused by a very wide range of things, such as genetic disorders, meningitis, other types of infections, strokes, and brain tumors. But figuring out an exact cause isn’t always easy. According to Epilepsy Action, doctors  are typically unable to find a cause of seizures in about 2-3 out

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