How to Pronounce Cesarean Section (C-Section)

A Cesarean section (C-section) is a surgical procedure in which the baby is delivered through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus. C-section deliveries are usually performed when vaginal delivery poses risks to the mother or child. Learn how to pronounce Cesarean section here. Free Case Review | Available 24/7 | No Fee Until…

How to Pronounce Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Cerebral palsy is the umbrella term given to a group of non-progressive motor conditions in which brain damage results in the impairment or loss of movement. Because this permanent neurological disorder results from an injury  of the developing brain, cerebral palsy is often the result of a birth injury. Free Case Review | Available 24/7…

How to Pronounce Birth Asphyxia

Birth asphyxia is a lack of oxygen flow to the brain before, during or directly after birth. Birth asphyxia is very dangerous and can lead to neonatal encephalopathy (NE) and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Birth asphyxia is another term for intrapartum asphyxia. Free Case Review | Available 24/7 | No Fee Until We Win Phone…

How to Pronounce Apgar (Apgar Score)

An Apgar assessment is the very first test a baby will have directly after birth. Apgar tests quickly evaluate a newborn’s overall health in the first few minutes of life. Heart rate, breathing, grimace (responsiveness), activity (muscle tone) and appearance (skin color) are all measured and tested.

How to Pronounce Intracranial Hemorrhage

Infant intracranial hemorrhages (brain bleeds) are hypoxic or traumatic birth injuries distinguished by abrupt, rapid bleeding within the skull or brain of a newborn baby. Extracranial hemorrhages are similar to intracranial hemorrhages, but the bleeding occurs just outside the baby’s skull. There are several different types of brain bleeds, depending on the nature and location of the…

How to Pronounce Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a delivery complication in which either the baby’s head is too large to pass through the mother’s pelvis without damage or because the mother’s pelvis is too small to allow the baby’s head to pass. Tune into attorney Euel Kinsey’s discussion of the causes, risk factors, and consequences of this pregnancy, labor…