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The Risk of Umbilical Cord-Related Birth Injuries

Here is some more information about umbilical cord injuries.

When a baby is still in the womb, the umbilical cord is a vital lifeline that connects them to the mother. Unfortunately, there are many ways that the umbilical cord could cause harm during childbirth, especially when medical malpractice is involved. Here is some more information about umbilical cord injuries.

Cuts and Infection

It is a scary concept that a life-giving umbilical cord could become dangerous. After the baby is born, if the umbilical cord is not cut correctly, then it could lead to lacerations, umbilical hernia, and dangerous infections. The doctor should prevent a simple from causing any damage if the issue is spotted in time. However, many doctors are careless and can cause harm to the baby in this way, even after birth.

Cerebral Palsy

On account of the absence of oxygen reaching the brain, the baby may have different health problems that influence them for the rest of their lives, like cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects the brain in terms of mobility and other basic functions. It is also regularly utilized as a term to incorporate other conditions, for example, athetoid cerebral palsy, spastic cerebral palsy, as well as ataxic cerebral palsy, which each cause different difficulties for the child.

Compressed Umbilical Cord

Another issue is that the umbilical cord can become compressed. This not just affects the of oxygen that can reach the infant, yet it can likewise cut off blood and nutrient stream for the infant. At times, this can bring about harm to the brain. In other, increasingly extreme issues, fetal demise is a chance. Children who do endure the remainder of the work process may experience the ill effects of different issues such as developmental issues, wounds associated with an emergency C-section, and heart variations from the norm.

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