Birth Injuries

Placental Abruption and Preeclampsia

When the placenta detaches from the uterus, this is known as a medical condition called placental abruption. The role of the placenta is vital due to its responsibility of providing oxygen and nutrients to the baby. An injury to the baby can happen during placental abruption due to the mother experiencing heavy bleeding which is because of the placenta detaching from the uterus. Placental abruption can be the cause of a hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy injury in a baby. The increased blood pressure associated with preeclampsia associated can cause placental abruption. The placenta can also be affected because preeclampsia can restrict the blood flow in the mother. If the blood flow is restricted to the placenta, proper growth and development will be hindered. When a placenta is not formed correctly, the baby will experience a slow growth rate in the baby, also known as a fetal growth restriction. Fetal growth restriction can impose on some babies a low birth weight or premature delivery.

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Will Every Baby’s HIE Injury Look The Same?

https://youtu.be/geQTeAu2FxQ   Will every baby’s HIE injury look the same? To put the question another way, will an HIE injury manifest itself the exact same way with every baby. This educational article, and supporting video, will touch on not only the physical...

Brain Imaging Patterns And A Baby’s HIE Injury

https://youtu.be/93mNyY3bBi0   When a family calls us regarding a birth injury investigation, brain imaging patterns, and a baby’s HIE injury are not questions that families are generally well versed on. This is because an HIE injury is not something that is...

What If A Baby Suffers Seizures Following Birth?

  What if a baby suffers seizures following birth? Seizure activity can occur immediately following birth or they can manifest a few hours afterwards. Regardless, seizures are serious and should be treated accordingly. For many of the families who contact us...

How Can We Prevent HIE At Birth?

  The question of how can we prevent HIE at birth is one that families voice concern over when they contact us after their baby has been diagnosed with an HIE injury. For many families, HIE is something that is not really talked about beforehand because of the...

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