Tag: birth injury

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Recent Story of Infant Infection Raises Concerns Over Screening Expectant Mothers

When a young boy caught Group B Streptococcus from his mother during labor, it quickly turned into infant meningitis—a type of neonatal infection. This child’s situation could have been prevented with a simple screening test before delivery to see if his mother was a carrier. When the boy, named Grayson, was born in December 2015…

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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Undergoes Stem Cell Therapy to Help Improve Condition

New research is looking into stem cell therapy to see if this regenerative treatment can help children with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused when an infant’s brain is damaged during pregnancy, delivery, or right after birth. While there are different types of cerebral palsy, all forms share the symptom of poor muscle control. It is…

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Understanding the Causes of Medical Negligence and Birth Injuries

Pregnancy and becoming a new mother is often portrayed as an idyllic time. However, many things can go wrong without proper care. Complications can occur before, during, and after birth that can lead to birth injuries if not correctly managed by medical professionals. While some complications are unavoidable, others could have been prevented or properly…

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How Birth Injuries Impact the Mental Health of Parents

When parents learn of a birth injury, their immediate thoughts and attention go to the well-being of their child. This often causes them to ignore their feelings, and they may suffer in silence with depression, anxiety and other related mental health concerns due to birth injury trauma. Learning that your child has suffered a birth…

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Virtual Reality Therapy May Help Motor Function in Kids With Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy suffer from limited motor function and mobility issues, but technology and therapy can be combined with virtual reality therapy to help kids develop their mobility. Children with cerebral palsy struggle to control their movements because they experienced a brain injury at or around birth that affected their nervous system and muscle…

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