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Birth Injuries

How Much Does the NICU Cost Per Day?

You’d spare no expense for your little one. But for many parents, NICU costs go far beyond their financial possibilities. In 2023, NICU costs average anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000 per day. Why is the NICU cost per day so high? How can parents possibly foot the bill? Keep reading to find out. What Factors…

Loss of Oxygen at Birth: What Are the Long-Term Effects?

If a scuba diver’s oxygen tank malfunctions, they could get stranded without air far beneath the ocean’s surface. It’s a dire situation, comparable to a baby’s plight when experiencing a lack of oxygen at birth.  Babies rely on oxygen delivered through the placenta from the mother’s bloodstream. If something “malfunctions” and cuts off the oxygen…

What are the Signs of a Brain Bleed in Babies?

Detecting an intracranial hemorrhage in a newborn isn’t as simple as looking for a scrape or cut. But subtle signs of brain bleed in a baby can signal this critical condition. Are you aware of what to watch for? Let’s delve into the essential indicators and information you need to know to ensure your baby’s…
A concerned doctor gently examining a newborn baby with suspected brain damage.

Can a Baby Recover from Brain Damage?

Today, if you asked Lauren Strobel, “Can a baby recover from brain damage?” she’d respond with a resounding “Yes.” When she was born, she had no heartbeat. She wasn’t breathing. Doctors were able to revive her, but she had severe brain activity issues. Initially, her prognosis was poor, with little brain activity and no response…

Cerebral Palsy Risk Factors

Imagine having a foolproof “Do’s and Don’ts” list to ensure your baby is born in perfect health. This guide could help eliminate cerebral palsy risk factors, ensuring your newborn is not affected by CP. But we know life doesn’t work that way. Life is full of surprises! Oftentimes, doctors themselves are surprised when a baby…

Pitocin Risks and Benefits

When a baby overstays his welcome in the womb, doctors might suggest a Pitocin induction to help him change addresses. But sometimes, pitocin risks outweigh any potential benefits.  Knowing the benefits and risks of pitocin induction can help you make an educated decision before you agree to it. Below, we’ll explain the various pros and…