Posts by Richard Halpern


Risks of Uterine Contraction Patterns

Risks of Uterine Contraction Patterns

Main Takeaways: Uterine contractions can compress the blood vessels in the uterus, potentially interfering in the transfer of oxygen to the placenta and the baby. In a normal labor, one contraction every two to three minutes or less than five contractions in a 10 minute period is ideal. A uterus must rest between contractions, having […]

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 […]