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What are the Early Signs of Birth Injury in Babies?

Child birth is supposed to be something beautiful and a memory you can cherish. However, in the excitement, confusion and worry you may have experienced during your labor and delivery, the worst thing you can discover is that your baby sustained a birth injury. Birth injuries can occur from improper prenatal medical care, or during the labor and delivery process. Many things can go wrong during the delivery that can result in birth injuries, including: Bruising Broken bones Brain injury Hypoxia Stillbirth For every 1,000 babies born in the U.S., 6 to 8 suffer from some type of birth injury. However, birth injuries can be difficult to recognize immediately, as symptoms can either indicate a different health condition or may show in the later development stages of a child’s life. There are signs parents should keep an eye out for, including: The newborn is unresponsive to stimuli A deformity is…
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