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What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injury?

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Birth injuries are physical injuries that infants suffer during the birthing process. The infant’s size could cause birth injuries as births involving children over 8 pounds, or 4 kilograms in weight, often result in birth complications.

The baby’s position during labor and delivery could also result in a birth injury. Other causes of birth injuries include prolonged labor, prematurity, maternal obesity, abnormal birthing presentation, infections, and medications.

Birth injuries can have a lifelong effect hence their seriousness.(1) The following are the most common types of birth injuries: Brachial Palsy Brachial or Erb’s Palsy is a condition that occurs mainly when there is nerve damage from shoulder dystocia, which refers to trouble delivering the baby’s shoulder.

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