Birth Injuries

Seizures And Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Due to a lack of blood and oxygen, a baby can develop seizures. A decreased level of blood and oxygen can result in a condition called fetal hypoxia, or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy where certain areas of the brain can be negatively affected. When a brain injury of this caliber arises, a risk of seizures developing increases [1]. Doctors and nurses must remain aware of a reduced level of blood and oxygen in the baby by monitoring the electronic fetal heart monitor during labor and delivery. Also, umbilical cord compression due to conditions such as cord prolapse can result in HIE, and subsequent seizures.

 

[1] National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health Neonatal seizures in hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy–risks and benefits of anticonvulsant therapy https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25800491/

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