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Birth Injuries

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Group B Strep in Newborns: What You Should Know

Group B Streptococcus, also called Group B Strep or GBS, is a type of bacteria found in the genital tract and intestines. Many people carry Group B Strep, including about 25% of pregnant women, and most don’t even know it. Most people with Group B… Read More
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What is a Perinatal Stroke?

When we think of someone suffering a stroke, we tend to think of someone older, likely someone with high blood pressure. The reality is that while strokes are more common among older people, anyone can have one—even a newborn baby. What is a perina… Read More
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Depakote and Birth Defects

Sometimes a medication is known to cause birth defects or harm to infants, but a doctor will still prescribe it to a pregnant or nursing mother. That is often the case with Depakote, also known as valproic acid or valproic semisodium. Reliable studie… Read More
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Young woman patient lying at hospital bed feeling sad and worried.

Is it Safe to Induce Labor With Misoprostol?

Doctors induce labor for a variety of reasons, from a baby that is overdue to their own scheduling concerns. Induction of labor is generally safe and uneventful. As with any treatment administered in a hospital, you will need to consent to having lab… Read More
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What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injury?

When you are about to give birth, chances are that you are imagining the birth of a healthy child, and not anticipating birth injuries. Indeed, most births do go relatively smoothly, or at least end with a healthy, uninjured baby. Birth injuries in t… Read More
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Premature newborn baby being treated in intensive care as he is hooked up to an IV and health monitors

What is Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?

If you are reading this page, you may have come here because you were told your child has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and you are looking for information and guidance. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is hard to say, and even harder to hear… Read More
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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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