Birth Injuries

How Birth Injuries Can Lead to Cerebral Palsy

When parents are presented with a cerebral palsy diagnosis, the thought of “How did this happen?” generally comes across their minds. There are times where this cannot be determined. Moreover, in some instances, birth injury (or birth trauma) is the root cause. Factors such as reduced levels of oxygen to the baby during labor and delivery, shoulder dystocia issues, and the use of forceps and vacuum instruments can play a role in a child receiving a cerebral palsy diagnosis. Premature babies also have an increased risk of developing cerebral palsy due to their organs not being fully developed, and when this occurs, the risk of a brain injury increases.

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How Nurses Help Families Of Newborns With An HIE Brain Injury

  Today's post will focus on how nurses help families of newborns with an HIE brain injury, but from the context of how the injury happened and if a birth injury assessment from a birth injury lawyer is warranted. As a mother who has recently given birth to a...

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