Uterine rupture and a traumatic brain injury is a serious topic. Some families who must deal with this condition cannot understand at times how the rapture can lead to a possible traumatic brain injury for the baby. Because of the serious nature of a uterine rupture, it creates an emergency for not only mom, but also for the baby.
For the context of this video, the traumatic brain injury we will be discussing is HIE or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. HIE is a reduction in blood and oxygen which can lead a baby to suffer a brain injury.
What Is A Uterine Rupture?
A uterine rupture is exactly what it sounds like. The uterus can either tear or rupture, causing bleeding or hemorrhaging. In extreme instances, the baby can be deposited into the peritoneal cavity. Uterine ruptures can be seen as medical emergencies because of problems they can present.
Although uterine ruptures can be rare, in some cases they occur along the scaring lines of women who have had a previous C-section. If you are considering a vaginal birth following a C-section it is important to discuss all concerns and options with your doctor.
Uterine Rupture And A Traumatic Brain Injury
As mentioned above, one of the main concerns with a uterine rupture is the loss of blood by the mother. When mom has blood loss, depending on the severity of the loss, this can in some instances negatively impact the baby. A traumatic brain injury like HIE can occur when mom‘s loss of blood leads to a decrease in blood and oxygen with the baby causing a brain injury.
Babies who have suffered an HIE type of injury will display evidence of the brain injury on scans. In addition, cord gas readings can also help with understanding whether an acidotic event occurred.
If you have more questions about your baby’s traumatic brain injury, like HIE, you can reach me at the contact information below. It costs nothing to speak with us about your baby’s story.
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