A new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that American women are now more prone to dying during pregnancy or childbirth than women in developing countries.
Shoulder dystocia is a birth injury that happens when a baby becomes trapped against the mother's pelvic bone during the delivery process. Even though most cases of shoulder dystocia get better on their own after six to 12 months of healing, some children will suffer from permanent disabilities as a result of this birth injury.
No one wants to have to undergo a surgery and pregnant women are no exception. A mom who has a cesarean section (C-section) performed on her risks both her life and her baby's. She also has to spend significantly more downtime recuperating instead of being hands-on with her newborn. There are situations in which a C-section is warranted though. Although doctors often perform the procedure without incident, things sometimes go wrong.
A study published at the end of July by USA Today shows that thousands of pregnant American women either become injured or die each year because they're allowed to hemorrhage out during or immediately following childbirth. Others suffer debilitating strokes and other complications associated with high blood pressure.
Researchers working on a study published last month in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology shed light on a factor that may increase a pregnant woman's risk of suffering a placental anomaly.
A study published on May 9 by researchers at the University of South Florida suggests that when pregnant women have their births induced, it may adversely impact their risk factors for birth injuries.
If a mother's pelvis is not properly shaped or is too small and she attempts to have her baby via natural childbirth, then it's possible that her baby will suffer a brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI) during the delivery process.
While raising any child can be difficult, special needs children place unique demands on parents. If your child was either born with or developed cerebral palsy early on, then you likely are beginning to understand that he or she will need round-the-clock treatment, support and care for the rest of his or her life.
Many women go into the birthing process hoping for a natural birth; however, one in every three pregnant women in the United States end up having a Caesarean section. Often times these surgeries are emergency ones.
Every human has a series of nerves that runs throught their bodies. The ones that join together around the shoulder area are called the brachial plexus ones.