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Distinguishing birth injuries from birth defects

Newborn babies can suffer from either birth injuries or birth defects, both of which could have a drastic impact on the rest of their lives. It is important to distinguish between the two in order to know what has happened and why, as that may guide any potential legal action moving forward.

Birth injuries: Newborn fractures may not be apparent right away

All expecting parents worry about the health and physical condition of their unborn babies. Most of the time, this worry turns out to be unjustified, much to the relief of brand-new parents. Other times, the worst fears of parents come true and their newborn suffers medical problems, sometimes due to one or more birth injuries.

Can birth injuries or trauma lead to autism?

A great amount of focus on how birth injuries harm children centers around conditions like cerebral palsy. However, birth trauma may play a role in developmental disorders like autism as well. For many years, scientists and health professionals have studied autism yet have remained mystified by the disorder's precise cause.

What is neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy?

The most frightening injuries are often the ones that you cannot see. And there is no situation more fraught with emotions, good and bad, as the birth of a new life. Parents are always highly invested in the health of their offspring from the first moment they know they are coming. If the health is not perfect, parents may need help caring for their children.

The consequences of a brain injury during pregnancy

Brain injuries can be extremely concerning for anyone, but some people, such as pregnant women, are especially vulnerable when it comes to brain trauma. In some instances, brain injuries may threaten the mother's life, as well as the life of an unborn child, and this can be a very upsetting issue for the whole family. To make things worse, many of these injuries occurred as a direct result of negligence due to a careless physician or medical professional and never should have happened in the first place.

Forceps delivery may cause birth injuries

Over the past few years, horror stories related to forceps delivery floated around the news. It comes as no surprise then that women in New York may fear ever needing one to deliver their baby. According to Mayo Clinic, as a type of assisted vaginal delivery, it sometimes becomes necessary if the labor does not progress smoothly. Doctors may also recommend forceps delivery if the baby’s safety requires an immediate delivery.

What risks are associated with forceps deliveries?

When you check into a New York hospital in anticipation of giving birth, your main goal is probably to have a smooth, easy delivery so you can leave soon after with a happy, healthy baby. Regrettably, though, not all births are simple and seamless, and when they become particularly difficult, your physician may need to use forceps to help remove your baby from the birth canal.

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