Prematurity has been linked to a host of long-term complications, many of which result from trauma at birth. For children born premature, the immediate effects of a birth injury may precede developmental problems that arise years down the road. As evidence of this phenomenon, a recent study published in the journal eNeuro, discovered a connection between […]read full article
Being pregnant affects women in different ways. Some expectant mothers feel perfectly well, while others experience fatigue, morning sickness, back pain and other difficult symptoms. Although there are some common symptoms that come with pregnancy, others signal a serious condition like gestational diabetes that must be diagnosed and managed appropriately. Gestational diabetes doesn’t simply affect […]read full article
Monitoring your baby’s heart rate is one of the most critical things that doctors and nurses must do during the labor and delivery process. In fact, failure to properly monitor fetal heart rate can result in severe birth injuries or even death of the child. This article provides a better understanding of the purpose of […]read full article
Is cerebral palsy preventable? It is one of the most common questions parents and caregivers ask after their child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Unfortunately, there is no absolutely effective way to prevent cerebral palsy. However, there are steps your doctor can take before and during birth to prevent injuries and complications that place your […]read full article
The Apgar score is an important tool used to evaluate the physical condition of an infant after birth. Often, an abnormal Apgar score indicates an underlying condition that may be temporary or permanent. When a newborn has suffered a birth injury, an abnormal Apgar score may be the first sign that something is wrong. As a parent, […]read full article
In recent years, more and more women are giving birth at later stages of life. The medical community has also recognized an increase in premature (or preterm) birth on an international scale. The question posed by a group of researchers recently was: what is the relationship between advanced maternal age and prematurity? The following is […]read full article
The size of your baby’s head, also known as head circumference, may be an important factor in predicting brain damage and cerebral palsy, new research says. In order to understand the significance of these findings, we must first provide some background. Previous medical research has established the link between white matter damage (WMD) and cerebral palsy. […]read full article
A research study published in the Journal of Pediatrics sought to evaluate the relationship between childbirth during overnight hours and serious birth injuries or neonatal death in infants born with very low birth weights. The results were significant, showing that babies with very low birth weight are at increased risk for severe intraventricular hemorrhage, death, […]read full article
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Research published in the Journal Pediatrics found that 45 percent of pediatric patient medical errors resulting in harm were most likely preventable.