Fetal Non-Stress Tests

Fetal non-stress tests are used in pregnancy to passively monitor the baby’s heart rate, which tells health care practitioners about the health of the baby. What A Non-Stress Test Tells You About Your Baby’s Health   The number of beats per minute and the pattern of the baby’s heart rate can actually tell a health care […]

When To Settle Birth Injury Claims

Birth Injury claims are always complex. The person suing must establish that a midwife, doctor, nurse or hospital authority was negligent and that the negligence caused the child’s injuries. In addition, there is a further complicating factor of determining what would be a reasonable quantification of the child’s damages. The litigation process can be lengthy […]

Identifying The Fetus At Risk for Neurologic Injury

Neurologic injury, and cerebral palsy in particular, can be a devastating result of poor care during labour and delivery. However, some babies are vulnerable to injury before labour begins. This may be as a result of a problem with the mother’s health, the baby’s health or the environment in which the fetus develops. Where these […]

Therapeutic Hypothermia for the Newborn with HIE

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a significant cause of mortality and long-term disability in late preterm and term infants.  The risk of disability and cognitive impairment is correlated with the severity of HIE. The idea that mild cooling might be beneficial in these circumstances to decrease mortality and long term neurodevelopmental disabilities has been considered […]

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