As discussed in the previous post, Ohio residents may be interested in a study published in the February issue of Pediatrics that found an increased risk for birth injuries when a mother had received an epidural and developed a fever during labor.
This blog will discuss several birth injuries in five posts in order to shed some light on these conditions. The first post discussed excessive jaundice and kernicterus in newborns. The second and third post discussed brachial plexus injuries, brachial palsy, Erb's palsy and shoulder dystocia. This post will discuss gestational diabetes and the birth injuries that can result if the condition is misdiagnosed or mismanaged.