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Causes of Hip Dysplasia in Infants

Hip dysplasia is a condition where the hip socket does not fully cover the ball portion of the upper thighbone. When the condition is present at birth, it is the responsibility of medical staff to detect it and recommend the appropriate treatment options.

Preventing a Folic Acid Deficiency in Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a tough time on your stomach, food intake and energy levels. Dreaming of Baby speaks with Dr. Jacqueline Darna, on the importance of folic acid in preventing anemia, and in ensuring a healthy pregnancy.

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.

Marijuana and Morning Sickness

Research published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that some pregnant women are using marijuana to self-medicate morning sickness.

Will stress during pregnancy affect my baby?

A new study has found that stress during pregnancy increases the risk of mood disorders... but not for all babies