Birth Injuries

How Can Parents Tell If Their Child Has Suffered From Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Although much is going on during the labor and delivery of a baby, parents must be made aware of problems along the way. In the context of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, parents may notice the following:

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Doctors Or Nurses Explaining A Non-Reassuring Fetal Heart Reading

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Meconium Stained Fluid

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Baby Is Blue In Color Following Delivery

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Baby Has To Be Resuscitated Followed By Handoff To NICU

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Baby Has Difficulty Feeding

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Multi Organ Issues (heart, lungs, kidneys, etc…)

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Low Muscle Tone

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Low Apgar Scoring: An APGAR score is a way to determine the well-being of a newborn baby. The scores range from 0-10 and are conducted within the first minute following birth and then at the five-minute mark. Depending on the score, a ten-minute APGAR may be performed.

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Increased Uterine Stimulation: The use of drugs such as Pitocin

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Umbilical Cord Gas Reports

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