Financial Resources for Families Coping With Birth Injuries

Parenting a child can be financially draining even under typical circumstances. When you have a child with a birth injury, the financial effects can be devastating. The costs of therapies, doctor visits, assistive equipment, home modifications, and respite care can easily add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, there is help out there for families coping with birth injuries. Read more

Can Induced Labor Put a Baby at Risk?

A birth is induced when labor is artificially started through medical interventions. Although inductions, when correctly performed, are generally safe, it is essential to be informed of the potential risks involved. Read more

Common Birth Injuries

When you’re having a baby, you want your new arrival to be perfectly happy and healthy. But there is a wide range of potential injuries that can arise during delivery. A birth injury can happen before, during, and after delivery and may be caused by a doctor’s error or other factors. Some of these injuries can heal with time and proper medical care. Other injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities that require years of therapy and intensive medical treatment. Read more

Risk Factors for Erb’s Palsy

  Erb’s palsy is an injury that affects the nerves of an infant’s upper arm. One of the most common causes of Erb’s palsy is shoulder dystocia, which can happen during a difficult delivery. Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s head is delivered, but the shoulders remain stuck inside the mother’s body. An infant’s neck can be stretched to one side, causing temporary or permanent nerve damage. Erb’s palsy can also occur without shoulder dystocia. Read more