Postpartum

What you need to know about stillbirth

Stillbirth is, unfortunately, a possible pregnancy outcome that takes most by surprise. Occurring in one out of every 160 births in the United States, stillbirth can be caused by a wide range of factors and...

Brachial Plexus Injuries and Erb’s Palsy in Infants

The brachial plexus controls the arm’s entire movement and force on a baby’s head during birth can result in injured nerves and chronic arm paralysis.

Making sure the health system works for you

Being a proactive patient can reduce the risks of injury. Medical malpractice lawyers at Pegalis and Erickson, LLC, have identified some tips to help you advocate for your health.

Cerebral Palsy is considered a birth injury. Find out why.

Cerebral palsy is an incurable condition typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth. Receiving this diagnosis for your baby can be devastating. Speaking to a cerebral palsy lawyer can help you decipher the why and how.

Reducing the risk of medical errors during childbirth

Although unfortunate, the risk of medical errors in pregnancy and childbirth is very real. Experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Pegalis and Erickson, LLC have identified various factors that could limit the risk of negligence or medical malpractice during pregnancy and childbirth.

Birth Injuries – Identifying risk factors and possible malpractice

A birth injury can be detected at birth or even later on when your child fails to meet specific development milestones. Medical malpractice attorneys at Pegalis and Erickson, LLC have identified a number of symptoms to look out for that may indicate a birth injury, both in newborns and older children.

Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health in Pregnancy and After

Pregnancy and birth bring with them substantial changes. Whilst it’s normal to feel overwhelmed at times, episodes of sadness and helplessness should not be taken lightly. Mental health and wellbeing during pregnancy and after are as important as your physical health. There are ways to help you take care of your mental health during pregnancy and as new parents.

Pregnancy and Mental Health

Mental Health is an important yet often overlooked subject when it comes to having a healthy pregnancy and post-pregnancy. We asked a number of healthcare professionals as well as a mom who experienced such concerns to share insight on mental health in pregnancy.

Orgasms After Childbirth – The Role of Your Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscles have an important role to play in female orgasmic response. Simply put, orgasms go beyond reproduction. Brent Reider highlights the true role of the clitoris and orgasms in a woman's overall well-being.

What is a Doula?

What does a Doula really do? Darby Morris, founder of Sweetbay Doula, goes in-depth into the role of the doula and the support they provide.