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

Counseling after Traumatic Childbirth and Birth Injury

Recovering After Birth Trauma: Where to Start

The diagnosis of a birth injury following childbirth is understandably shocking and painful for new parents. Many parents don’t expect lingering emotional pain after the fact. However, many new parents do feel these emotions; according to an article on HealthyChildren.org. Parents commonly experience anger, guilt, fear, loss, and powerlessness after learning that their newborn requires…

Research: Vaginal Progesterone Can Reduce Preterm Birth Risk in Individuals with Twin Pregnancies

New research published recently in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology finds that vaginal progesterone, long prescribed to women with singleton pregnancies at risk for preterm labor, is useful for reducing the risk of preterm labor in women with twins, triplets, etc, in addition to cerclage. What does this mean for mothers of multiples? Research has…

How to read a Patient's Bill of Rights - Pregnancy and Childbirth

What is a Patient’s Bill of Rights?

A Patient’s Bill of Rights is a document that provides patients with information on how they can reasonably expect to be treated during the course of their hospital stay. These documents are, in almost all cases, not legally-binding. They simply provide goals and expectations for patient treatment. The Patient’s Bills of Rights was recently renamed the Patient…

Why Babies with HIE May Have Multi-Organ Failure

Some babies with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) may have other health issues relating to the failure or dysfunction of other organs, such as the kidneys, liver or intestines. Why is this? Babies who have been impacted by birth asphyxia sometimes demonstrate a reflex called the “mammalian diving reflex.” When oxygen supply is limited around the time…