The ABC Birth Injury Blog | Reiter & Walsh, P.C.

New Research Finds Link Between Maternal Obesity and HIE

New research finds that maternal obesity in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth asphyxia (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) and cerebral palsy. These new findings highlight the importance of informing mothers about potential birth-related complications and risks. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute found that not only does being obese…

Exercising During Pregnancy: How Much is Too Much?

Many pregnancy websites recommend exercise during pregnancy for its many health benefits. Just like when a woman is not pregnant, exercise generally improves overall health and wellness. During pregnancy, exercise can also help relieve some of the discomfort that comes with being pregnant and help prepare the body for labor and delivery. But many women…

Rewriting the Rules of ‘Normal Labor’: What Does This Mean for Mothers?

One of the popular claims circulating on some parent forums is that medical professionals aren’t giving women enough time to labor before moving to deliver a baby. Many claim that doctors do this because they are motivated by time pressures, financial incentives, and organizational pressures. Relatively recently, changes to clinical guidelines have increased labor times…