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Opinion  |  10:10:15

A baby born in Gloucestershire has recently hit the headlines as he was almost twice the national average in birth weight, delivered naturally at 15lbs 7oz! The baby’s size went undiagnosed during pregnancy and caused significant problems with the delivery, as his shoulders became stuck; a life threatening situation called ‘shoulder dystocia’.

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post  |  26:06:17

Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury with largely physical symptoms, but because the visible injury to the arm may demand focus, it could be hiding subtle injuries which are yet to become apparent. Here we look at the invisible injuries that can follow a diagnosis of Erb’s Palsy

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Opinion  |  18:10:18

Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s shoulders become stuck during birth. If this occurs, oxygen starvation may happen as the baby’s head is delivered and prior to delivery of the body. If prompt action is not taken, there is a chance of the child suffering a brain injury.  That chance will increase the longer they are stuck.

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post  |  30:01:19

Two charities, the PROMPT Maternity Foundation and Erb’s Palsy Group UK have worked in partnership to produce a video which presents the primary results of the “EQUALS Study”, looking at how investing in evidence-based training gives positive outcomes for both patients and the NHS. Here, Joachim Stanley from our birth injury team takes a look at how well it reflects what we understand about our clients’ experience of Erb’s palsy.

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