When a mother is giving birth, the fetal heart monitors is a very important tool doctors can use to determine how well the baby is doing throughout the delivery.
If doctors notice that the baby is under distress, certain actions must take place.
Another way that doctors can tell if a baby is under distress during delivery is through the presence of meconium.
Meconium is essentially stool from the baby.
Once meconium is present, an emergency situation is created in the delivery room.
As a result of this, if doctors fail to notice the emergency situation present, the baby can suffer not only serious birth related injuries but death can also occur.
Brain injuries can happen during this time usually due to a lack of oxygen to the baby.
When a brain injury is present parents usually notice that their child is blue in color, or has suffered seizures after delivery, or has to spend a long time in the NICU.
To speak with someone about your child’s brain injury this is what we invite you to do.
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