Seizures are involuntary convulsions that are triggered by abnormal electrical discharges in the brain or problems related to the brain’s chemistry. Seizures can cause involuntary jerking movements lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes and can affect normal brain functioning and consciousness. Seizures must be immediately diagnosed and properly treated in newborns in order to prevent permanent damage to the baby. Newborn seizures often indicate serious neurological damage from birth-related injuries. Learn how to pronounce seizure here!