Vacuum Extraction, Forceps Delivery, and Birth Trauma Risks

Vacuum Delivery Forceps Delivery Brain Damage Risks to Mother

Last updated Oct. 18, 2017. Sometimes the baby needs a little help getting through the birth canal. A difficult labor may be caused by an unusual birth position, high birth weight, the anatomy of the mother’s pelvis and birth canal, and other maternal and fetal health conditions. Prolonged labor is painful and exhausting and can be dangerous […]

Moro Reflex and Apgar Score: Baby’s First Tests

Apgar Test Moro Reflex

Last updated April 28, 2017. Most babies are born ready to live on their own outside the womb. Some, however, need a little help. Maybe they were born early or maybe their development is a little slower. Just after delivery, your doctor will perform an assessment of your little one’s health to determine if more […]