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birth injury Archives

What is umbilical cord compression and how can it hurt your baby?

When talking to your doctor about pregnancy complications, you may have discussed the topic of umbilical cord problems. There are numerous ways the umbilical cord might be compromised during pregnancy or delivery. Most of these issues are minor, fortunately, and can be addressed through prenatal care or emergency procedures. You and other expectant parents in Maryland should not worry too much about umbilical cord problems, but it can help to know what you might encounter.

Understanding placental abruptions

Maryland residents who are expecting the birth of a child obviously want and deserve to focus on the joys and hopes they have for their new loved one. At the same time, it is important for parents to be aware of the potential health risks associated with pregnancy and what they should be able to expect from their physicians and other medical professionals during these very important nine months.

Exercising safely while pregnant may reduce the risk of injury

Like other expectant mothers in Maryland, you want your pregnancy and delivery to go smoothly, without any complications. Getting adequate prenatal care is a big part of taking care of your and your baby’s health. You might also want to exercise while pregnant. At the law office of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we understand how important it is for anyone to get exercise, but we also know that pregnancy is a special circumstance when you will need to know your limitations, to prevent injuring yourself or the unborn baby.

Initiative targets improved prenatal complication response

If you are an expectant parent in Maryland, you know the myriad of concerns that you face when it comes to protecting the health of your unborn child. Whether you are the pregnant mother or the partner of a pregnant woman, you want to know that your baby's live and the mother's life are in the best hands. Understanding how your care team approaches working together as well as working with you may play a big part in this.

Home birth pros and cons

For many expectant parents in Maryland, the thought of bringing their baby into the world in their own familiar surroundings is a long-time dream. Home births are not new yet they remain controversial among some groups. The Mayo Clinic explains that even when choosing to give birth to a baby at home rather than in a hospital or in a birthing center, mothers can still have access to medical care.

$3 million verdict in birth injury case

Expectant parents across Maryland look forward to the birth of their child with hope and anticipation. However, when complication leads to an injury to the baby during his or her birth, there can be significant costs associated with the continued care of your child, in addition to the confusion and stress that comes in such a situation. A jury recently awarded a large sum to a family in such circumstances.

America and the tragedy of pregnancy-related injuries

When it comes to child birth, most Americans don't think twice about the trust they place in the health system. Unfortunately, however, a devastating number of women in the country experience injuries upon birth. In Maryland, victims of birth injuries may seek settlements from doctors who made errors in prenatal care and upon delivery, but there are facts to know about childbirth and the injuries that can occur.

What is cerebral palsy?

New parents in Maryland have more than enough to worry about with a healthy birth. But what can you do if your child is not as healthy as you had hoped? If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, what does this mean for them?

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