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Birth Injuries

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The Consequences of Untreated Preeclampsia

Like an unpredictable storm, preeclampsia can happen without warning. But once a storm starts, measures can be taken to prevent the hazards that follow it, like floods and power outages. Likewise, to prevent serious complications, doctors must treat untreated preeclampsia effectively and promptly. Below, we’ll discuss: What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a condition that can…
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Brain Damage in Babies Due to Lack of Oxygen

Did you know that the number one cause of infant brain damage is oxygen deprivation? Sadly, many birth complications can lead to a lack of oxygen. Since babies’ brains are very fragile, even just a few minutes of low or no oxygen can cause irreparable damage. Learn more about how brain damage in babies due…
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Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy & Medical Malpractice

Children with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy can feel “trapped” in their bodies. They can’t move the way a typical child moves. Speaking is difficult, too. Not to mention eating; even swallowing their favorite foods can be a challenge. Living with SQCP can be incredibly frustrating for kids–and their parents, too! Understanding this condition and getting…
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HIE Awareness: What You Should Know

A diagnosis of HIE changes a baby’s life forever. Families are affected too. They’re on an isolating journey in which the people around them may have never heard of HIE, let alone understand it. This is why HIE awareness is so important. It can offer these families a sense of community, and connect them to…
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Therapeutic Hypothermia for Newborns

When you hear the word “hypothermia”, you might think of dangerously low body temperature. But one type of hypothermia can be helpful: therapeutic hypothermia for newborns. It’s a treatment that can help babies who are born with certain injuries or complications.  What is Hypothermia Therapy for Newborns? Newborn therapeutic hypothermia cools a baby’s body temperature…

HIE Baby Life Expectancy and Prognosis

You just found out your child has HIE. One of the questions on your mind is, “What’s the life expectancy for a baby with HIE?”  There isn’t a magical formula to calculate HIE baby life expectancy. But one thing we can assure you is there are plenty of ways to improve the prognosis for a…