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 […]

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy: Was it a Doctor’s Fault?

Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, or HIE, is a serious problem at birth. In fact, it is one of the scariest injuries that happens to full-term infants. A staggering 40-60% of infants with HIE die before they turn 2 years old or they become severely disabled. Shockingly, there are fewer babies who survive from HIE than there […]

Laughing Gas During Childbirth: History, Pros and Cons

Laughing Gas During Labor

We’ve already mentioned the hit PBS show “Call the Midwife” in another post on infant spina bifida, but you’ve probably noticed some women on the show using laughing gas while they’re giving birth. Many women will hold off and try to deliver birth naturally without any aids, but some turn to nitrous oxide to relieve […]