The placenta, or “afterbirth,” was previously considered a simple, relatively unimportant organ. However, over time, researchers have realized that it plays a critical role not only in fetal development and maternal health during pregnancy, but also in the long-term well being of both mothers and their children. Although its importance is now generally recognized throughout…
The term grand multiparity is used in reference to women who have previously given birth several times. Some consider a pregnant patient to be a grand multipara if she has already given birth four or more times, and a great grand multipara if she has already given birth nine or more times. These numbers include…
Spacing the births of your babies can help prevent birth injuries such as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy and seizure disorders.
Newborn has seizures, cerebral palsy, HIE & microcephaly because physicians failed to quickly deliver her when her mother experienced a placental abruption.
A computer that uses eye tracking technology can open many doors for children who don’t have full use of their arms or legs and / or can’t speak.
When a woman has a high risk pregnancy, her physician must monitor her and the baby more closely and perform more frequent prenatal testing.
An emergency C-section did not occur quickly enough when a mother experienced a placental abruption. The baby was severely deprived of oxygen and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Two boys were offered large settlements to cover the lifelong care that their cerebral palsy requires. The boys developed cerebral palsy as a result of brain damage that occurred when medical staff failed to notice severe complications during labor. One medical team failed to notice cord compression and severe oxygen deprivation, another failed to notice placental abruption and fluctuating fetal heart.