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Kate is a registered nurse with experience in adult and pediatric critical care working with surgical patients in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU).

Preeclampsia

You have to address the dangers of preeclampsia as soon as possible because this condition can cause danger to both the mother and the child.…
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Anoxia Hypoxia

Birth injuries have a lot of seriousness to their nature. Unfortunately, you have cases where a birth injury has such severity that the child will…
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Delayed Birth

When it comes to delayed birth, this condition happens most often when a mother has other issues that can cause the baby to come late…
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Drug Related Negligence

You have varying degrees when it comes to injuries from birth. In addition, you have some birth injury conditions that don't become evident until much…
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Fetal Macrosomia

As the pregnancy continues, the doctor must take care to monitor the mother and the infant for changes. The doctor must keep a close eye…
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Infant Resuscitation

Under the best of circumstances, an infant will enter the world and everyone celebrates its new existance. The doctors and medical staff do their best…
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Lexapro

Of the 30 million Americans across the United States who take antidepressants as a way of coping with depression and anxiety, many of them are…
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Prozac

Considered an SSRI, Prozac gets prescribed for bulimia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety problems. The drug has its benefits, but in some cases, the side…
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Topamax

A medication known as Topiramate, this antiepilepsy drug has often been used in coordination with Phentermine, and they use this as a tool for weight…
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Yaz

First designed and created by the pharmaceutical company Bayer, Yaz became a medication that remained one of the top birth control pills around. Unfortunately, you…
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Zofran

Normally, your doctor prescribes Zofran to combat vomiting and nausea. Pregnant women will feel severe symptoms of morning sickness, and the doctor will give them…
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Zoloft

A brand of medication known as Zoloft, doctors prescribe this medication for depression, social anxiety and panic disorders. At one time, doctors prescribed this medication…
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Negligent Nurse

Nurse mistakes can harm a child for the rest of his life. Nurses have a responsibility to make sure that the children they work with…
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Newborn Jaundice

You always hope for the best with pregnancy and want the best to come out of it. However, you have cases where the child gets…
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Perinatal Hypoxia

Hypoxia is the less serious form of a lack of oxygen that can happen, and you have another form known as anoxia, which means a…
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Celexa

Falling under the name of Citalopram, most people know this drug as Celexa. They classify this drug as an SSRI, which means that it's a…
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Seizures

When seizures strike, you should always take them seriously because they can do a dangerous level of harm to your child. As this happens, it…
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Skin Color and Texture

Let's say that your child displays a different skin texture or skin color. You may feel worried about this. In most cases, you shouldn't worry…
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Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia

When folic acid deficiency anaemia strikes, it happens because of a lack of red blood cells in the body. Medical science advances every day, and…
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Skull Fractures Bulges

When an infant has a skull fracture or a bulge, doctors have also referred to it as head trauma. Under most circumstances, this will be…
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Weight Gain Problems

As your baby grows, it matters that he puts on weight. It shows you signs that you have a happy and healthy child. Within the…
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Treatment

Treatment for a birth disorder is largely determined by the type of injury, diagnosis, and severity of the symptoms. For instance, a child diagnosed with…
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Bath Shower Chairs

If your child has a birth disorder like cerebral palsy or something else, it can make simple things hard for them. Something like taking a…
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Placenta Previa

When you go to have a child, the last thing that you want to worry about comes from the risks associated with having a child.…
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Placental Abruption

Luckily, less than one percent of women will suffer from placental abruption. This rare form of complication during a pregnancy can threaten the life of…
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Placental Insufficiency

One health condition in pregnancy known as placenta insufficiency happens as a rare form of complication. While only one out of every 300 pregnant women…
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Post-Term Pregnancy

Medical experts define a post term pregnancy as one that lasts for over 42 weeks. It stretches two weeks over the gestation period. While a…
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Infant Bell’s Palsy

The medical community has defined infant bells palsy as a weakness or paralysis on one side of the face. While this isn't typically your long-term…
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Symptoms

You may have heard of infant bells palsy and wonder if your child has a case of it. Let's have a look at the bells…
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Treatment

Doctors don't fully understand the causes behind infant bell's palsy. You do have cases where both sides of the face might be affected, but it…
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Birth Trauma

Birth trama, or BT for short, doesn't happen on the same level in the United States as what it does in other countries. Still, you…
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C-Section Injuries

In the last decade, C-section births have increased in popularity, and this has led to a higher number of C-section injuries. If you were to…
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Caput Succedaneum

The medical community refers to it as caput succedaneum, and this describes a swelling that happens with the scalp after he has been delivered. Children…
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Infant Cephalohematoma

When infant cephalohematoma occurs, blood cells accumulate in the space between the infant's scalp and his skull. You may even see a swelling within the…
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Epidural Birth Injuries

Millions of pregnant women use an epidural for their birth every year because it relieves them of some of the pain. Pregnancies have been called…
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Fetal Lacerations

Typically, fetal lacerations happen when a child comes into the world through a caesarian section. Usually when this happens, the doctor made a mistake, and…
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Group B Strep Infection

Group B Step Infection has had a negative impact on one out of every 2,000 babies each year. This common bacterium normally comes from out…
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Horner’s Syndrome

Horner's Syndrome happens from damage that occurs to the nerves that lead from the brain over to the face and eyes. Luckily, this condition only…
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Premature Cord Clamping

It has become a standard practice ever since the start of the 1960s where the doctors cut the umbilical cord as soon as a child…
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Umbilical Cord Compression

The medical community looks at umbilical cord compression as what happens when the umbilical cord gets flattened from the pressure. This increases the risk to…
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Umbilical Cord Problems

If you start to have umbilical cord problems, you need to respond in as timely of a fashion as possible. This can prevent further issues…
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Why

If you've ever had your child suffer a birth injury, you may be finding yourself asking, "Why?" How do birth injuries happen? You have a…
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Wrongful Pregnancy

The medical industry continues to move forward at a rapid and ever-evolving pace. These advancements have come over the course of the last couple of…
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Symptoms

Someone who has Horner's syndrome will experience an impact on their nerves running from the brain to the eyes. As a result, it can lead…
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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus, a health condition where you see an unusual buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in parts of the brain cavities known as ventricles, can be hard…
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Infant Bleeding Brain

When a child suffers a birth injury, it will range anywhere from the mild to the severe, and while some injuries will go away with…
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Infant Brain Ischemia

Brain ischemia happens whenever a lack of blood flow to the brain causes brain damage. Basically, this happens because of how the brain gets starved…
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Infant Broken Bones

As much as possible, you want your child to enter the world with as of few disabilities as possible, and you want them to live…
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Infant Cervical Dystonia

Also known as spasmodic torticollis, infant cervical dystonia occurs as a neurological medical condition where the baby's neck muscles snap back and contract involuntarily. When…
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Infant Chorioamnionitis

Known as an inflammation of the fetal membrane that happens because of a bacterial infection, many times this will get caught within the mother's urogenital…
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Infant Cystic Fibrosis

Around 300,000 people suffer from this condition within the United States, and cystic fibrosis has been marked as individuals who have difficulty with digestion and…
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Infant Dystonia Disorder

Infant dystonia disorder affects the child's muscles through causing slow, writhing and involuntary movements. It could also have to do with postures that have been…
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Infant Meningitis

Newborn babies have the highest risk of all age groups that they will develop an illness known as meningitis. This happens when they have a…
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Infant Shoulder Dystocia

A birth injury that happens when one or both of the baby's shoulders get trapped on the mother's pelvis in labor, infant shoulder dystocia will…
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Infant Skull Fractures

Anyone who suffers a skull fracture could have serious health implications. However, when it happens to the vulnerable brain of infants, it becomes an especially…
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Infant Spina Bifida

Infant spina bifida happens when the spine and the spinal cord don't form properly for the infant. This form of birth injury classifies under the…
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Infant Spinal Cord Damage

While only 5 percent of children suffer injuries to the spinal cord within the United States, this birth injury can leave them with even more…
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Wrongful Birth

In a perfect world, no child would ever suffer the ill effects of a birth injury that came from a lack of care. In fact,…
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Vacuum Extraction Injury

Doctors try to deliver children without the use of extraction tools because of how it adds to the level of risk, but in some cases,…
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Infant Torticollis

Doctors have given infant torticollis the term of "wry neck." This happens whenever the baby's neck has twisted, and the end result is that their…
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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability in babies can be a great disadvantage in life, but you still love your child no matter what. Whether this condition happens as…
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Kernicterus

Kernicterus, considered a rare and preventable form of brain damage, often happens in the case of newborns who were born with jaundice. As the bilirubin…
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Klumpkes Palsy

Doctors consider Klumpke's palsy as a form of brachial plexus palsy because of how it affects the lower portion of the brachial plexus nerves. Considered…
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Symptoms

Klumpkes palsy symptoms come in a variety of signs, and you don't need every one of the signs for your child to have this. This…
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Treatment

Depending on the severity of it, Klumpke's palsy can be a rather serious condition. In general, doctors normally consider it a more serious condition than…
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Maternal Infections

Believe it or not, maternal infections can pose as much danger to the infant as what it can to the mother. In fact, in some…
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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

A deadly condition that affects between two to five percent of all births, meconium aspiration syndrome threatens the lives of all infants who have it.…
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Neonatal Stroke

When most people think of strokes, they associate it with people over the age of 35, but even infants have the risk of suffering a…
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Birth Asphyxia

Injuries at birth can have serious consequences. Even when your child experiences one of the milder injuries, the medical costs can pile up, and the…
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Intrauterine Growth Restriction

Another word for retardation, intrauterine growth restriction means infants that don't grow as they were expected to during the pregnancy. In the prenatal stages, also…
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Erb’s Palsy

When it comes to birth injury, you have several different types that can harm a child. While some injuries will only last a few days…
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Causes

When it comes to Erbs palsy causes, you have a couple of different reasons for why someone might get this condition, but it always stems…
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Risk Factors

Out of every 1,000 babies, one of them will have Erb's palsy. Sometimes, people have mistakenly called this cerebral palsy, but in fact, the two…
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Diagnosis

When a child has Erb's palsy, you may be looking to get them a diagnosis. In fact, you should get a diagnosis as soon as…
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Prognosis

Erb's palsy, a condition that has a negative impact on the brachial plexus nerves, can leave the arm of your child feeling paralyzed. In many…
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Symptoms

You hope that your child will never have to deal with the debilitating effects of a birth injury, but unfortunately, that isn't the reality of…
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Treatment

Erb's palsy happens when damage to the brachial plexus nerves occur. When damage to these nerves happen, a child will sometimes struggle with the movement…
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Effexor

You have many new mothers who have suffered the ill effects of depression. Because of that, they take Effexor as a way to treat the…
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Failure to Diagnose

During your pregnancy, your health and your baby's health will have a high dependance on the care and knowledge of the medical community. They have…
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Medication

Many people understand how alcohol and drugs can cause birth defects and birth injuries. Less paid attention to, however, not everyone understands how prescription medications…
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Accutane

A medicine known as Accutane, doctors use this prescription medication as a way to treat acne, but a lot of people never realize the potential…
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Depakote

You see the prescription drug Depakote as prescribed to patients with epilepsy, bipolar disorder or migraine headaches. While it has popularly been used for these…
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Paxil

Depression hits all ages, races and genders, but you commonly find women who suffer from depression and take antidepressants for it. Unfortunately, they don't always…
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