Birth Asphyxia: What Happens?
Many times when people talk about birth asphyxia, they’re referring to hypoxia. Hypoxia refers to an environment in which there is limited oxygen. If your child experiences this condition, he or she did not have enough oxygen received by the body. However, the oxygen hasn’t been completely cut off. Hypoxia is the more common condition, and it’s slightly less serious than what is known as anoxia; which refers to a complete lack of oxygen.
What You Need to Know
If your child experiences anoxia, their entire body will shut down. An environment like this has a complete lack of oxygen and therefore will harm your child. Anoxia is less likely to happen than hypoxia. But if your child experiences this issue, they will have a much higher risk for a serious birth disorder. With anoxia, the functions of your child may decline at a very fast pace.