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Yearly Archives: 2020

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Preventing Infant Brain Damage: Why it’s Important to Act Fast

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Understanding Infant Brain Damage at Birth There are many reasons why an infant can suffer from brain damage at birth, such as asphyxia, a mother’s low blood pressure, or skull fractures from a forceps delivery. Brain damage can be prevented when doctors and other medical professionals involved in a baby’s care at birth, act… Read More »

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Can a Baby Recover From Birth Asphyxia?

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What is Birth Asphyxia? Asphyxia is a term used to describe a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. When a baby’s brain and other organs are deprived of oxygen during or immediately after birth, they can be at serious risk of harm. Here’s what you need to know about the likelihood… Read More »

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Can a Birth Injury Cause ADHD?

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Models depicted are not actual clients. Many mental disorders are often attributed to a combination of genetic and environmental factors; now, research suggests that birth injuries may be correlated with the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a mental disorder that can affect a person’s school, personal, and work life. What Is ADHD? The National… Read More »

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What are the Warning Signs of Premature Labor?

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The Effects of Premature Labor Going into premature labor can be a frightening experience, and not knowing the future of your baby’s health can make it that much scarier. With proper monitoring of your pregnancy, doctors can assess whether you are considered high risk, take the necessary precautions, and administer the appropriate treatments to… Read More »

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What are the Long-Term Effects of Premature Birth?

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What is Premature Birth? Premature birth occurs when a baby is born between the 20th and 37th week of pregnancy. Babies born prematurely often have long-term medical complications. The earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of health problems and medical issues is. Here’s what you need to know. How Does Premature… Read More »

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Can Birth Injury Cause Autism? Here’s How the Two Are Linked

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Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may struggle growing up in a world that was fundamentally not built for them. Though scientists are still not sure how ASD is caused (they have ruled out vaccines as a risk factor), studies have uncovered links between the condition and other health matters. For instance, the… Read More »

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Can Vacuum Extraction Delivery Cause Cerebral Palsy?

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What is a Vacuum Extractor? A vacuum extractor is used to assist with delivery when labor is not progressing, there are health risks to the mother, or the baby is in fetal distress. It can be described as a cup with a handle and a vacuum pump. The procedure of vacuum extraction involves applying… Read More »

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Is Forceps Delivery Safe?

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What is Forceps Delivery? Forceps may be used in a vaginal delivery to help guide a baby out of the birth canal. There are many reasons why forceps are necessary to assist with childbirth, such as fetal distress, prolonged labor, or the baby is in an unfavorable position and stuck in the birth canal…. Read More »

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What are the Warning Signs of Fetal Distress?

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Understanding Complications Related to Fetal Distress Fetal distress happens when a baby is not receiving an adequate amount of oxygen during pregnancy or labor. Typically, fetal distress can be detected through an abnormal fetal heart rate. While most pregnancies and childbirth happen without complications, it’s still critical for doctors and other medical providers to… Read More »

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Birth Injury FAQs

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Understanding Birth Injuries Learning your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury can be an emotionally stressful experience – especially when you are unsure how to cope. Parents will have many questions that need to be answered to ease their fears and understand how to secure their child’s future. Here are the answers… Read More »

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