If you think your child may have suffered a birth injury, ask yourself whether any of the following factors played a role in your child’s birth. These factors don’t always mean that a birth injury occurred, but they raise a warning flag that a birth injury might have happened:
- You had an extended labor or other delay in delivery.
- Your baby experienced seizures within hours of delivery.
- There was an unexpected need for a Caesarean delivery (C-section).
- Your doctor had to use a vacuum extractor to aid delivery.
- Your baby had concerning heart rate patterns during labor.
- Your baby was blue or gray at birth.
- A previously unrecognized infection was discovered.
- Your baby spent time in a neonatal unit.