Meconium aspiration is a fairly common occurrence during pregnancy and delivery. However, if doctors fail to appropriately treat it, or if treatment is delayed, the effects may be tragic.
A recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente Southern California reveals a link between hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and ADHD.
Oxytocin continues to be used regularly during labor and delivery despite correlation between its use and brain damage in babies.
Recent research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology reveals that infants less than 32 weeks gestation had a significantly lower mortality rate when delivered by a planned C-section vs. vaginal delivery.
The medical community insists that birth asphyxia rarely causes cerebral palsy but solid medical evidence suggests otherwise.
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), commonly known as birth asphyxia, happens when there is an injury or complication before, during or immediately after a baby’s birth resulting in an inadequate supply of oxygen to the baby’s brain. A new therapy called brain cooling has shown very promising results in the treatment of birth-associated HIE, minimizing overall neurological injury.