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My baby is suffering from facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma (as she cannot close her one eye and move her lip of left side while crying) please help?

My baby is suffering from facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma (as she cannot close her one eye and move her lip of left side while crying) please help?

Complex: If this is a rather recent birth, there may be spontaneous resolution within the next 6-8 weeks, but if this has been chronic, likely best to see a pediatric neurosurgeon, and discuss management. There may be some remote benefit to some medications and perhaps vitamin b-1, thiamine, and even less potential with steroids, but might be worth checking into. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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What's the benefit of C-section to avoid birth trauma case?

What's the benefit of C-section to avoid birth trauma case?

C/S: Elective c/s are now becoming more popular. This procedure on the whole minimizes birth trauma and possible problems with labor. This is still surgery & there are risks associated with this procedure even if it is common place. A thorough discussion shd be had with your OB before choosing this option. ...Read more

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Why do people who had to have c sections talk about birth trauma? I am just happy to have a healthy baby

Why do people who had to have c sections talk about birth trauma? I am just happy to have a healthy baby

See below: Every person has a different tolerance to pain. Some can't handle any, while others should be in pain but don't need anything. There is probably a psychological component involved with some people as well. ...Read more

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Is birth trauma a real thing?

Is  birth trauma a real thing?

It varies: Some women feel they have somehow failed if they have a c-section. There is certainly a group that feels, not totally without justification, that physicians are too quick and too cavalier with c-sections. A truly emergency c-section can be very scary and traumatic with little time to explain things. On the other side are those that request a c-section without even trying labor. ...Read more

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Why does big baby have higher risk of birth trauma ?

Why does big baby have higher risk of birth trauma ?

Large babies: A large baby has a higher risk of birth trauma because the shoulders may be too large to easily be delivered. The condition is called a shoulder dystocia and it isn't easy to predict. If the shoulders get stuck, the baby needs to be turned in the birth canal or have its arm delivered in a special way. ...Read more

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In may 2012, i went to my gynaecologist because of a bumpon my cervix. She said that it might be because of a birth trauma. My pap smear was ok. Now i feel two tiny bumpson my cervix. Can it be cancer?

In may 2012, i went to my gynaecologist because of a bumpon my cervix. She said that it might be because of a birth trauma. My pap smear was ok. Now i feel two tiny bumpson my cervix. Can it be cancer?

Cancer quite unlikel: It now has been over one year and it would be best that you be examined by your gynecologist, although it is quite unlikely that you have cancer, particularly since you had a negative pap last year. ...Read more

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What kind of a birth injury can lead to cerebral palsy?

What kind of a birth injury can lead to cerebral palsy?

See below: Cerebral palsy can be caused by random genetic mutation before the birth, maternal infection during pregnancy, fetal stroke during pregnancy, or a lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery. This is why the baby is constantly monitored during labor to make sure that they are safe and doing well. Cerebral palsy can also occur after birth due to head trauma and/or infections. ...Read more

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Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury?” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by limitations of mobility & hand use. Fetal brain malformations or ?ed blood flow/oxygen can occur from the 3rd week of gestation till term, especially near the end of the 2nd trimester. Asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life accounts for ~ 10 of cases, in whom hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is diagnosed. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cerebral palsy which I have from a birth injury. I had a peg tube because I still can't swallow. ?

I was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cerebral palsy which I have from a birth injury. I had a peg tube because I still can't swallow. ?

GI dysmotility?: Doubt Botox caused swallowing problem. When did that begin? I would recommend getting a second opinion, as birth injury is not usually associated with CP. Did they try nasogastric or nasojejeunal tube feeding? Did a GI doc do an esophageal motility and gastric emptying time study? Do you have other organ system problems, like dysautonomia, muscle/joint pain, autoimmune? Possibly mitochondrial ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more