Fetal Distress and Cerebral Palsy

Fetal distress is a term used to describe the situation in which a fetus does not receive enough oxygen, whether during pregnancy or during the birthing process. When a fetus, or baby, suffers from a lack of oxygen (asphyxia), the results can be devastating. For this reason, medical professionals such as the doctors and nurses […]

More American Babies Dying

September is Baby Safety Month. Nothing highlights the need for more awareness and action, when it comes to baby safety, than the statistics on infant mortality in the U.S. compared to other countries. There are many factors that contribute to infant mortality rates, including premature birth. What is most shocking is that we rank so […]

How Medical Mistakes can Leave Your Child with Down Syndrome

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Down syndrome is the leading cause of cognitive delay, and children born with Down syndrome are at high risk for serious health problems and may be born with heart defects that will require surgery in early infancy. The life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome has increased from […]

Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

Brachial plexus birth injuries are usually preventable, meaning most are the result of medical negligence. Brachial plexus injury is not life-threatening, and does not affect the brain, but it can cause life-time impairment. The injury affects the ability to use the shoulder, arm, hand, and fingers. Parents are often told that brachial plexus injuries are […]

Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a brain injury that occurs in the womb, during delivery, or shortly after birth. It affects a child’s ability to his muscles. Although CP itself only affects the area of the brain that controls motor function and muscle tone, it is very common for children with CP to have damage to […]