Birth Injuries on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals

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As a new or expecting mother, you want to feel reassured that your baby will be born in the safest environment possible. While that is the expectation you should have, the reality is that more and more mishaps are happening during deliveries throughout hospitals in the United States. These errors have led to increasing birth […]

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Mental Illness: What’s the Link?

Brachial Plexus Injuries Mental Health
Article at a Glance
  • Brachial plexus injuries are injuries to the nerves in the arm or hand, typically occurring during childbirth or in other cases of trauma, such as a car accident. Many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own or with little treatment, but some can cause lifelong damage.
  • Children with brachial plexus injuries may be more likely to also suffer from mental health issues as they get older. Even if the injury is healed, trauma and discrimination — as well as a lack of support — may make girls from low-income families more than twice as susceptible to mental illness than boys from wealthy families.
  • Help is available for those who may have a birth injury claim. Safe Birth Project offers free case reviews for families of children with birth injuries.

Article at a Glance Brachial plexus injuries are injuries to the nerves in the arm or hand, typically occurring during childbirth or in other cases of trauma, such as a car accident. Many brachial plexus injuries heal on their own or with little treatment, but some can cause lifelong damage. Children with brachial plexus injuries […]

What is Gastroschisis?

Gastroschisis Causes Symptoms Treatment

It’s no surprise that when doing research on all-things-baby during a pregnancy, you’ll come across some scary stuff. Birth defects are one of the scariest things an expecting parent can learn about, whether they know they have a greater risk for having a baby with Down syndrome because of their age, or they’re just reading […]