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Questions Parents have regarding Brachial Plexus Injuries or Erb’s Palsy

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Brachial plexus injury or Erb’s palsy, which occurs during labor and delivery, may leave children with lifelong disabilities. These injuries not only take an emotional toll on the child’s family, but they also pose a number of financial challenges. Families are left shouldering additional expenses such as cost of surgery, physical therapy, ongoing treatments, cost […]

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Four Things You Should Know About Birth Asphyxia

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Birth asphyxia occurs when a child does not get sufficient oxygen during labor and delivery. This may happen due to a number of factors such as complications during birth involving a prolonged labor and negligence (carelessness) on the part of the obstetrician or medical staff who fail to properly handle fetal distress or monitor the […]

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Study Finds Malnutrition and Epilepsy Are Common in Children with Cerebral Palsy

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A recent study found malnutrition and epilepsy are frequently present in kids who have cerebral palsy and states that the children should be carefully evaluated and the condition managed by their doctors and families. The study titled “High rates of malnutrition and epilepsy: two common comorbidities in children with cerebral palsy,” was published in the […]

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Cesarean Sections or C-Sections: Frequently Asked Questions

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A Cesarean section, which is commonly known as a C-section, is an increasingly accepted way of delivering a baby when dealing with a complication or emergency with the mother or child to prevent any complications that might arise during a vaginal delivery. This procedure is followed especially when certain risk factors are present. C-sections themselves […]

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Can Erb’s Palsy Result in Permanent Injuries?

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Labor and delivery can be a stressful and challenging period not just for the mother, but also for the baby. There are a number of injury risks that surface as the child makes its way out of the mother’s womb. One of the most common birth injuries that occurs during a difficult labor is brachial […]

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Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable? What You Need to Know

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Having a child who has been afflicted by cerebral palsy is one of the worst situations for parents. It is important to understand that the circumstances and actions (sometimes, lack of action) that lead to cerebral palsy are preventable. Often times, tragically, birth injuries such as cerebral palsy are caused by the incompetence of someone […]

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Study Shows Infant Injuries from Vacuum and Forceps Deliveries Are Increasing

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Using forceps or a vacuum medical device to facilitate in the vaginal delivery of babies is leading to an increased number of birth injuries among infants, a new Canadian study shows. According to a CTV.com news report, the study, which was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal looked at nearly two million single-child hospital […]

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Can Erb’s Palsy Be Prevented?

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The birth of a child is usually a joyous occasion for families. However, there are times when such occasions are marred by things that go wrong during labor and delivery. Birth injuries cause tremendous stress and long-term hardship for families. Brachial plexus injury or Erb’s palsy is one of the most common birth injuries sustained […]

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Four Common Cerebral Palsy Questions Answered

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Learning that your child has cerebral palsy can be devastating. One of the most common causes for this lifelong, debilitating condition is an injury suffered at birth, often due to negligence, carelessness and incompetence on the part of a medical professional or hospital. As a parent or caregiver, you may have a number of questions […]

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Three Things to Know About the Cost of Living with Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral palsy is known to be a chronic medical condition, which potentially requires a lifetime of supportive care and services. Depending on the level of impairment, the cost of managing cerebral palsy and caring for someone with cerebral palsy can be significant. Those with cerebral palsy may have several associated conditions including vision loss, muscle […]

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