Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Movie: Newborn Birth Injuries

I apologize for going from an uplifting post about birth success stories right into one about birth injuries.

This is a very sad weekend movie, but I hope you watch the video and learn about the cause and prevention of brachial plexus birth injuries.

A brachial plexus birth injury is caused by the person who is attending the birth, aka iagtrogenic. 

"You would stop every brachial plexus birth injury if doctors would stop pulling heads."

"To reduce the risk of trauma and injury to your baby, GET OFF YOUR BACK!"

To read more about why current literature supports the fact that non-supine positions are more favorable when compared to the dorsal lithotomy position, read this piece from Science and Sensibility.

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