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:


Doctors Or Nurses Explaining A Non-Reassuring Fetal Heart Reading


Meconium Stained Fluid


Baby Is Blue In Color Following Delivery


Baby Has To Be Resuscitated Followed By Handoff To NICU


Baby Has Difficulty Feeding


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


Low Muscle Tone


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.


Increased Uterine Stimulation: The use of drugs such as Pitocin


Umbilical Cord Gas Reports

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Cerebral Palsy






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