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 . 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.
 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/
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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