• APGAR Score

    Understanding Your Baby’s APGAR Score

    November 7, 2016 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries

    The first time your baby is ever tested comes only one minute after birth. While this might sound far too young, the APGAR test can help doctors and healthcare professionals know if your baby is in need of immediate medical attention.

  • birth injury

    What To Do If You Suspect Your Child Suffered A Birth Injury

    October 10, 2016 by Carrie Capouellez| Birth Injuries

    It’s hard to imagine that a mistake made by a doctor or other healthcare provider could permanent impact the life of a newborn baby, but the sad reality is that birth injuries in hospitals do happen. Unfortunately for parents and newborns, the effects of a birth injury may not always be obvious at first, and months or years later, a mistake made during delivery can be found to have caused conditions like cerebral palsy or permanent brain damage.

  • Alternative Birth Regulations in Pennsylvania

    Alternative Birth Regulations in Pennsylvania

    Over the past decade, more women have chosen natural out-of-hospital birth options with midwives rather than traditional hospital obstetrical treatment and medications. While every woman has the right to give birth how she chooses, it’s important to understand what requirements all midwives are expected to meet to ensure safe deliveries.

  • perinatal hypoxia

    How Hypoxia Happens

    Hypoxia occurs when the body or a certain portion of the body is deprived of oxygen. Because oxygen is vital for organs like your brain and your liver to function, permanent damage can occur after only several minutes of oxygen deprivation. With the potential to do such catastrophic harm, hypoxia during childbirth can be life-threatening for both the mother and the child.

  • Traumatic Birth Experience

    What is a Traumatic Birth Experience?

    February 17, 2016 by James McHugh, Jr.| Birth Injuries

    While the miracle of birth is often a beautiful process for the families of newborns, it can also be distressing. Between 25 and 34 percent of mothers report having a traumatic birth experience. This is when an individual involved in the birthing process believes that the mother’s life or her baby’s life is in danger or that there is a serious threat to the mother’s or baby’s physical or emotional wellbeing.