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Birth Injury

Babies Should Sleep In Same Room As Parents During First Year

October 25, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents’ bedroom at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death.  The new recommendations say babies should sleep in the same room as their parents on a separate Read More

$4.25M settlement for failure to treat pre-eclampsia resulting in the death of twins before birth

August 26, 2016

A judge refused to seal the records of a $4.25 million medical malpractice settlement.  Judge Terrence Nealon rejected a defense request to keep the settlement secret, finding that the public’s right to know outweighed concerns defense attorneys raised that release of the information would discourage hospitals and physicians from settling Read More

ZIKA VIRUS A THREAT TO PREGNANT MILITARY MEMBERS

August 4, 2016

ZIKA VIRUS A THREAT TO PREGNANT MILITARY MEMBERS CNN confirms that 41 military members stationed overseas have contracted the Zika virus-double the number of cases reported just last month. Those diagnosed with Zika include a pregnant soldier and seven military dependents. In pregnant women, the effects can be devastating, and Read More

Lowering the Cesarean Rate Results in Rise in Birth Trauma

July 26, 2016

Brain injury to babies from prolonged labor For over 60 years, physicians have relied on something called the Friedman Curve to determine when labor was taking too long and cesarean delivery was needed.  In 2014, in an attempt to lower cesarean section rates, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Read More

Gender discrimination prevents baby brain injured during birth at a military hospital from getting compensation: U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case

February 27, 2016

The Supreme Court will soon consider whether to correct a serious example of gender discrimination in the military. Air Force Capt. Heather Ortiz went to a military hospital ready to give birth to her child. Just before delivery, a series of errors by hospital staff caused her blood pressure to drop, Read More

All women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth

January 26, 2016

Today an influential government-appointed health panel concluded that women should be screened for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. This is the first time it has recommended screening for maternal mental illness. The recommendation comes after new evidence established that mental illness in new mothers is more common than Read More

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