Help Center

The Help Center is our resource and assistance page for everything relating to pregnancy, childbirth, birth injuries and resulting childhood disabilities. Parents or caregivers of children disabled by a birth injury can find relevant, current informational resources on treatment, financial aid, educational programs and other topics.

FAQs

This page attempts to give accurate, reliable answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about birth injuries and related disabilities.

Risk Factors for Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are often the result of unpredictable events that unfold during childbirth, but there are certain factors which are known to increase the risk of these delivery room hazards.

Financial Support

Raising a child with a birth injury disability can be a massive financial burden on any family. Learn about the various sources of public and private financial assistance available.

Arched Back Crying

Learn about the significance of arched back crying in babies and how to handle it.

Education Programs

There are various educational and day care programs available for children with disabilities as well as public educational benefits.

Apgar Score

A test given to babies immediately after birth to determine their overall well being. It measures skin tone, pulse, breathing, movement, and response to stimuli.

Jaundice & Breast Feeding

Breast feeding can sometimes make infant jaundice last longer than formula feeding, up to several weeks after birth.

Delayed Cord Clamping

Waiting a little longer to cut the umbilical cord has both benefits and risks for the baby.

High Risk Pregnancy

Certain health conditions and lifestyle factors increase the risk of complications during pregnancy.

HIV During Pregnancy

Deciding to become pregnant when HIV positive is a difficult decision. Medication can drastically reduce the risk of passing on HIV to your child, however the risk is still there.

How to Sooth a Crying Baby

Try these techniques and take a moment for yourself if you become too stressed.

Infant Asthma

Most children with asthma experience symptoms before they turn 5. Symptoms include short breathing and wheezing.

Medical Marijuana During Pregnancy

Marijuana can seriously harm babies in the womb. Talk to your doctor about how to best replace your medical marijuana prescription.

Prescription and OTC Drugs

Medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and many other drugs should be avoided while pregnant or breast feeding.

Postpartum Depression

A serious mental illness caused by a hormonal imbalance in the brain after giving birth. Depressive feelings can be treated with medication and therapy.

Epidural Pros & Cons

Learn about the potential risks of using this immensely popular method of maternal pain relief during labor and delivery.

C-section Scars

What to expect when you are delivering by c-section, from the details of the surgery to the length of recovery time to the types of scars.

Rate of C-section Deliveries

Cesarean sections are more widely used now than ever before. Learn the rate of c-section in your state and at your local hospitals.

Covid-19 and Pregnancy

A lot remains unknown about Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Exercising During the Third Trimester

The third trimester of pregnancy is an exciting and joyful time, as preparation for the upcoming birth reaches its peak.

Flu Shots During Pregnancy

Influenza—a.k.a. the flu—is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs.

Guide to Finding a Birth Injury Attorney

Birth injuries happen for a wide range of reasons and in many cases, they are totally unpreventable even with the most diligent and advanced obstetrical care.

Excessive Drooling in Infants

Drooling is a common practice for babies during the phase of development in which their needs are centered in the mouth – usually from about 3 to 6 months of age.

Healthcare Cost of Pregnancy

Learn what costs to expect from prenatal care and delivery in a hospital and how you might be able to reduce your costs.

First Year Milestones

Developmental milestones that babies reach within the first year of life include learning to stand and forming the foundations of language. The attached picture is for the milestones page.

The Stages of Labor

Labor is another world for childbirth, the process by which the baby, umbilical cord, and placenta are delivered from the uterus. There are three stages of labor, which in total, can take up to twenty or more hours.