BIRTH INJURY & TRAUMA
Birth injury refers to any damage or injury to the child before, during, or immediately after the birthing process. Examples include:
Intrauterine fetal demise
Vacuum extraction complications
Spinal cord injuries
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy(HIE)
Birth trauma refers specifically to mechanical damage sustained during delivery (such as nerve damage and broken bones). On an average, 29 out of every 1,000 babies in the U.S. suffer some kind of birth trauma. Examples include:
Bruising and broken bones
Brachial Plexus Injury
It is imperative to get your child examined immediately if any of the above injuries are suspected.
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