Birth Injury Articles

Adaptive Yoga for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Yoga originated in India some 5000 years ago. This physical, mental, and spiritual discipline helps improve balance, coordination, and stability and relieve stress in people of all ages. A series of poses involving meditation, controlled breathing, and stretching produce an exhaustive list of benefits ranging from glowing skin to improved flexibility, enhanced immunity, and peace […]

5 Ways Hospitals Can Make Childbirth Safer

Preventable in-hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. An estimated 250,000 lives are claimed each year by medical errors which cost the nation $1 trillion in added healthcare costs. The statistics are chilling, no doubt. Would we tolerate two 747’s crashing every day? Or […]

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Does Birth Trauma Lead to Psychological Problems?

Research has shown that psychological trauma has lasting effects in human beings. The ramifications are, not surprisingly, evident during childhood development and all the way through adult life. Now, studies are showing a direct link between birth injuries and long-term psychological problems. The Birth Experience In its mother’s womb, a baby grows comfortably, floating in […]

Living with a Special Needs Child

Adjusting to life with a child who suffered a birth injury depends, to a large extent, on how much damage was sustained. Some children are able to lead a near-normal life with minimal adjustments, while others with moderate to severe injuries face bigger challenges from their brain damage and/or physical disabilities. These children may require […]