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Learn About Birth Injuries
Childbirth is supposed to be a celebratory time, welcoming your newborn baby into the world and your family. New parents don’t want to think about what could go wrong during their child’s birth. Unfortunately, physicians and other medical professionals tasked with the care of the mother and her newborn don’t always perform the necessary actions during pregnancy to prepare for a safe birth. Alternatively, everything could go right during your pregnancy, but your doctor or other hospital staff might perform the wrong actions or inactions, either negligently or intentionally, causing a preventable yet irreversible injury to your infant during labor and delivery.
Birth injuries may be avoidable, but the reality is, they do happen, and it’s best to be prepared. While your child’s birth is an enjoyable and memorable moment, the birthing process is complex, and you do want to be aware of potential risks and plan accordingly. If your infant suffers an injury before or during their birth, it’s important to know everything you can about birth injuries and how to safeguard yourself and your child best as you determine your options for treatment, long-term care, and financial and legal help.
Protect Yourself and Your Baby
From different types of food and medication to certain physical activities, several factors can affect your baby’s health during pregnancy. Proper prenatal care is essential to protecting yourself and your unborn baby.
Find Exactly What You Need
Receiving a birth injury diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming, and you might not know where to turn for valuable resources. We want to streamline your search for straightforward information including a list of not-for-profit agencies dedicated to specific diagnoses.
For Parents and Caregivers
Parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy are uniquely nurturing and have a deep understanding of their children’s daily challenges. You can support your child’s development by staying abreast of current treatments, medications, and types of therapy.
Learn Medication Risks
Tylenol, the brand name for acetaminophen, is the most commonly recommended drug for pregnant women in need of pain relief and fever reduction. So far, 26 studies have identified positive associations between acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy and neurodevelopment outcomes in the child.
See What Works Best For You
Your baby’s feeding method is a private decision that only you can make after carefully weighing what will work best for you and your family. Whatever method you choose, administer every feeding with love and treasure every moment with your precious baby.
Especially for Parents of Premature Babies
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a neonatal bowel disease that can cause a hole to develop in an infant’s intestine. Pathologists have yet to determine a singular cause but studies have established a link between NEC and premature birth, cow’s milk formula feeding, or low oxygen at birth.
Resources At Your Fingertips
A birth injury is a devastating occurrence, but with the proper guidance and tools, you can restore your family’s hope for a brighter future. We want to help connect families to information and resources needed to overcome their current circumstances.
After a birth injury, you likely have many questions. You might be scared or unsure of what comes next and how you can support your child, your family, or even yourself through this difficult time. Taking care of a child diagnosed with a birth injury can be taxing on everyone involved. It’s important to have the proper physical and mental care established to relieve the burdens on both you and your newborn, especially as they develop and grow, if the injury is long-term or permanent. No two birth injuries are the same, so it’s essential to find the most relevant and effective options for you and your child.
Fortunately, you have several resources to choose from depending on your newborn’s specific diagnosis and your concerns, whether medical, emotional, financial, or a combination of all three. Having a comprehensive plan, including supportive measures for the entire family, can help you provide your child with the best care and assistance. We want to make it easy for you to find that support.
New Laws Surrounding Birth Injury
Birth injury law can be complicated, especially for new parents who are already experiencing an abundance of emotions brought on by a confusing, highly stressful, and unexpected incident. Attempting to understand and discern the difference between a legitimate birth injury or defect can be another hurdle to proving your case. Additionally, laws are constantly evolving, and new happenings or court rulings can change the process or requirements involved to receive just compensation for your undue harm.
We provide the most up-to-date legal information to help you build your case, determine liability, and access the necessary resources to hold the responsible parties accountable, and get the legal help you need to support your child and your family financially through this trying time.
Find Exactly What You Need
Receiving a birth injury diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming, and you might not know where to turn for trusted information and valuable resources. This time is best spent with your child and family and engaging in much-needed self-care rather than searching for guidance and answers for hours online. We want to consolidate your search to provide you with straightforward, authoritative, comprehensive, and trustworthy information on one site, saving you time and alleviating your worry.
It’s always best to consult with your pediatrician and the team of medical professionals working on your child’s behalf, but health care isn’t fail-proof. When problems arise, it’s critical to know where and how to find the support and legal help you need to make the best decisions for your child and family moving forward.
Parents and Caregivers
Caring for your newborn with a birth injury can be physically and emotionally draining. As you’re still trying to process your thoughts and work through your pain and losses, you find yourself facing another situation you likely feel unprepared for, providing 24/7 care, including treatment, medical oversight, and therapeutic support, to your helpless infant. Childcare is challenging on its own, adjusting to life plus one as all new parents experience, especially for a first-time parent, but knowing how to support your child through a temporary or permanent disability caused by a preventable injury can seem impossible.
Stress can manifest in different ways for everyone. Also, you might be feeling a sense of grief or anger about your situation and the events that happened. It’s important to address those emotions and tap into the appropriate support channels to share your fears and frustrations, develop effective coping strategies, and acquire the knowledge you need to equip yourself to handle your new life. Having a plan to best tackle this feat and be the most powerful and productive advocate for your child starts with self-care. When you care for your mental and physical health, you can better care for the well-being of your little one.