The Long-Term Effects of Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
The birth of a baby is supposed to be a magical, happy time for a family, but medical errors during labor and delivery can turn this beautiful experience into a nightmare for new parents and their families. Birth injuries, incurred during or at the time of birth, are traumatic and costly and have long term…Read More
The Dangers of Medical Malpractice During a Birth
Having a baby is meant to be a happy and joyous occasion as new life is being brought into the world. When that moment is taken from us through some measure of malpractice, there is hardly anything more devastating and enraging. Medical malpractice can lead to terrible injuries and long lasting-complications for the child. Not…Read More
What Is the Most Common Birth Injury for Newborns?
No parent wants to see their brand new infant suffer, and certainly not from a major birth complication. And while birth injuries have vastly declined in the past few decades, the statistics are still significant and can be quite scary. Bringing a new human into the world comes with risks, and there are a number…Read More
Study Finds Birth Injuries Can Affect the Mother/Child Relationship
When we think about the long-term effects that birth injuries have on babies and mothers, we typically think about the physical or tangible effects. Very rarely, however, do we consider the intangible or emotional impact that birth injuries cause for babies and mothers, especially in terms of relationship development. The MASIC Foundation, an organization dedicated…Read More
How to Identify Seizures in Babies
Childbirth is life-changing and amazing for families, but it does have its own risks. From dying from complications of childbirth to potentially having an umbilical cord wrapped around the baby’s neck, there are several scenarios where the mother can suffer life-threatening complications or – maybe even worse – the baby can suffer birth injuries. A…Read More
Childbirth and Long-Term Trauma Often Go Hand in Hand
Every mother worries about how the delivery of the newborn will go. The prayer is that the child will be perfect and lead a happy life. The worry is that numerous things can go wrong in the delivery room. When OB/GYNs, midwives, or others involved in the birth process make mistakes or fail to communicate…Read More
The Risks of a Breech Birth When a Fetus Is in the Wrong Position
A key concern to birth doctors during labor and delivery is that the baby is in the correct fetal position. The ideal cephalic position is head-down. During the pregnancy, the fetus will move around in the uterus. As the months pass and the fetus grows, the baby will have less room to move around. By…Read More
Study Discovers Placenta Injuries Related to COVID-19
Northwestern has been testing all pregnant women who enter their facility for COVID-19 since April; however, a study conducted by doctors at the hospital have found evidence of placenta damage in women who tested positive for the virus. The placenta helps to provide the fetus with food and then remove waste, making it an important…Read More
Can Having Coronavirus While Pregnant Lead to Birth Injuries?
Multiple studies have been conducted across the globe of pregnant women and those who have given birth during the Coronavirus pandemic. The studies have shown that the risk of transmitting the virus to the baby during childbirth is low, and that there is no direct link found between COVID-19 and birth injuries. The Nuffield Department…Read More
What Is Preeclampsia, and Why Is it Dangerous?
Preeclampsia is a medical condition associated with pregnancy. It is often diagnosed after the mother’s 20th week of pregnancy if her blood pressure has reached elevated levels. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released new guidelines that do not require high levels of protein to be found in the urine of the mother in…Read More