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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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