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Birth Injuries

New hospital setup may remove familiarity from delivery process

  If you are an expecting mother in the Houston area, do you know who will be delivering your baby? Many women carefully select an OB/GYN after considering many different factors. Establishing trust and rapport with a physician can provide a great deal of reassurance when the big moment arrives. A new nationwide trend, though,…

What is the life expectancy for those with Cerebral Palsy?

  With America’s aging population frequently in the news, it’s no surprise that many Texans have probably pondered life expectancy at some point. Most of us want to live long and healthy lives, and those in good health may unintentionally take for granted a long life expectancy. Those who suffer from permanent disability, though, can…

Can a Common Anti-Nausea Drug Cause Serious Injury?

  As most Texas women who have given birth can likely attest, pregnancy can be a difficult and draining experience. Particularly during a pregnant woman’s first trimester, morning sickness and the accompanying nausea can be severe. Some women may take medication for this condition in order to keep it under control and go about their…

Birth injuries range from mild to devastating

  When people heard the words “birth injury,” they often think of the more well-known afflictions such as cerebral palsy or brain injury. However, there is actually a wide range of birth injuries that can complicate a delivery process for a Houston family. While all birth injuries have the potential to cause damage, some may…

Umbilical cord prolapse can result in serious injury to fetus

  As part of their medical training, OB/GYN doctors and nurses gain understanding of what can go wrong during the delivery process and how to properly react to such complications. In most births which take place at Texas hospitals, few serious complications arise and a healthy baby debuts. Still, at times there are more serious…

New report: Safety initiatives can cut rates of birth injuries

  Many medical facilities, both in Texas and around the country, are constantly striving to improve their standards of patient care. This is generally great news for patients and their loved ones, as preventable incidents, such as birth injuries, can cause untold amounts of trauma and tragedy. Fortunately, recent news indicates that proactive measures really…