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Birth Injuries

Teacher and Boy with Cerebral Palsy Painting Together

Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy affects up to 4 out of 1000 children worldwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). It is the most common cause of childhood motor disabilities. When we talk about cerebral palsy, we tend to do so as if all CP is t… Read More
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Mother with Newborn baby concerned about hydrocephalus

Is Your Baby's Head Normal? What You Should Know About Hydrocephalus

As a new parent, especially as a first-time parent, it’s natural to worry about things that don’t seem right with your child. Having the ability to Google any symptom your baby exhibits rarely does much to soothe anxiety. If your babyR… Read More
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Newborn with Birth Defect or Birth Injury

What's the Difference Between a Birth Defect and a Birth Injury?

At the end of nine months of pregnancy, all you want is a healthy baby. If, instead, your baby is born with serious health issues, it can be frightening and devastating. In that moment, you just want to know that your baby will be okay. In the days a… Read More
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Newborn after Birth Trauma

Was My Child's Disability Caused by Birth Trauma?

Pregnant women are commonly asked, “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?” Most of the time, the answer is, “It doesn’t matter to me; I just want a healthy baby.” Most parents just want, and expect, their baby to be health… Read More
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Woman Upset Because of Complications from Episiotomy

Complications from Episiotomy: What You Should Know

Many people think of an episiotomy as a fairly common part of the birth process, and it certainly has been in recent decades. A surgical incision used to enlarge the vaginal opening to ease delivery, most episiotomies are performed without incident.… Read More
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Pregnant woman in delivery room

Why Are More American Women Dying in Childbirth?

The United States takes pride in being exceptional, often going in a different direction from much of the world. Historically, that has been a good thing, with the United States granting freedoms and opportunities that other countries did not. But in… Read More
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Baby After C-Section Birth

How Risky are C-Section Births?

Births by Caesarian section, also known as c-section births, are often recommended in high-risk birth situations, such as when there are problems with the placenta or when the baby presents in a breech position (feet first). Even when a pregnancy or… Read More
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Illustration: Hydrocephalus

Failure to Diagnose Hydrocephalus

If you’ve ever heard of someone having “water on the brain,” you’ve heard a common name for hydrocephalus, a word that actually comes from the Greek words for “water” and “head.” But the fluid involved… Read More
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Birth Injuries Due to Forceps or Vacuum Extractor

Birth Injuries Due to Forceps or Vacuum Extractor Misuse

The use of forceps in the delivery of an infant can be lifesaving under some circumstances. Under others, though, forceps are used inappropriately, and cause more harm than they prevent. If forceps were used in the delivery of your baby, and you or y… Read More
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Wrongful Birth

Wrongful Birth? Negligence in Genetic Testing

Most people are familiar with the concept of “wrongful death,” in which one party’s negligent or reckless act caused the death of another person. Less well-known is the idea of “wrongful birth.” Wrongful birth cases usua… Read More
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