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Please tell me, could a baby survive with serious brain damage due to no oxygen for 20 minutes at birth?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Yes

Severe anoxia causing brain injury and server handicap may not result in early infant death.
Children with severe brain injury whether acquired late in pregnancy, even within days of the onset of labor, or less likely during labor may live for decades requiring a great deal of special care and services.

In brief: Yes

Severe anoxia causing brain injury and server handicap may not result in early infant death.
Children with severe brain injury whether acquired late in pregnancy, even within days of the onset of labor, or less likely during labor may live for decades requiring a great deal of special care and services.
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