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Knowledge Is Power: 5 Common Birth Injuries

It's common for mothers to make significant lifestyle changes when they find out they're pregnant. Because physicians know so much more today about fetal development than they did a generation ago, mothers replace alcohol and nicotine with supplements such as folic acid, vitamin D and calcium. They do this because they realize how significant their role is in the development of a healthy child.

Are Doctors Ignoring the Dangers of Anesthesia in Pregnant Women and Babies?

pregnant woman.jpgThe administration of anesthesia to pregnant women and young children may negatively affect the neurological development of the child. Warnings issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016 strongly caution against the use of general anesthetic or sedatives during the third trimester and in children under the age of 3 years old, yet many obstetricians and gynecologists ignore this warning.

Understanding Erb's Palsy

If you are an Illinois expectant mother, your biggest concern undoubtedly is the health, safety and well-being of your growing baby. While you do everything possible to ensure this, you cannot control everything. Unfortunately, birth injuries can and do happen, even in the best of hospitals and birthing centers. Erb's palsy is one of these.

Race and Ethnicity Influences the Quality of Medical Care Infants Receive

mom-infant.jpgStudies indicate that there is a considerable gap in care provided to children of different races and ethnic backgrounds. These factors should never influence a patient's care and when they do the consequences can be life-threatening. When physicians, nurses, and other caregivers engage in discriminatory health care practices, they negligently place infant patients at risk for serious birth injuries that can result in lifelong disabilities or death. 

When a Birth Goes Wrong and Your Newborn Suffers an Injury

Being pregnant and giving birth should be one of the happiest times in a woman's life. But sometimes the birth experience results in a permanent injury to their newborn due to the failure of hospital staff or doctors to meet the expected standard of care.

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