What Is Fetal Macrosomia?

What Is Fetal Macrosomia?

Fetal Macrosomia — sometimes called “big baby” — is a condition where a fetus grows exceptionally large before birth. When a baby is very large, vaginal delivery becomes more difficult and risky. Is Fetal Macrosomia Dangerous? Most of the time, babies born with fetal macrosomia do not experience any problems. However, a mother who is […]

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What Is Caput Succedaneum?

What Is Caput Succedaneum?

Parents are usually alarmed when they see their newborn’s head is swollen. However, some causes of swelling are dangerous, while others are not. Caput Succedaneum is usually not harmful, but parents and doctors do need to watch out for potentially serious complications. What Is Caput Succedaneum? Caput succedaneum is a common condition that causes swelling […]

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Common Conditions That Cause Birth Trauma

Common Conditions That Cause Birth Trauma

Every hour of every day, approximately three newborns are injured during the birthing process. Sometimes, the injury is so severe the baby is stillborn or dies shortly after birth. Others suffer minor injuries and recover and return to normal within days or weeks. Still another group are injured to a degree their lives and the lives […]

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What is Brachial Plexus Palsy?

  Brachial plexus palsy is a condition that may occur during childbirth. It impacts the nerves through the spinal cord down to the fingertips. This type of condition can occur during labor or birth delivery. Typically, this injury happens when an issue occurs that damages the baby during the delivery and specifically causes harm to […]

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What is Cerebral Palsy (CP)?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder resulting from brain damage or a malformation suffered during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after that. The disorder impacts each person differently. Symptoms can range from a slight limp to a total loss of muscle use. Those with cerebral palsy often face dramatic life challenges. A large number of diagnoses […]

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