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Disability Specific Resources: Prevention of Birth Injury

See also Cerebral Palsy.
New Horizons Un-limited is not endorsing and assumes no responsibility in guaranteeing the products, services, programs or conditions as described. If you are interested in a resource listed below, call or contact the resource to verify the current situation. Evaluate the information, analyze your unique circumstances, use your best judgment and make your own decisions when using the information. Before making any change, consult your health care professional.
See our NHU page on Birth Injury Research for more information on what is being done in research to find the risk factors and causes to prevent Birth Injury and research on early interventions and treatments.


Birth Injury Prevention from ABC Law Centers. This lawyer sponsored website offers much information for the prevention of birth injury. A comprehensive description of each of the various ways a child may experience a birth injury and how to prevent them. Also included on the site is a Frequently Asked Questions.

New Sign Birth Injury to the Baby by Patient info - this article is for medical professionals and written by doctors in the UK. It discusses may types of birth injuries that can happen to the baby and have a few suggestions for prevention of birth injury at the end of the article

New Sign Brachial Plexus Injury Prevention Program (BPIPP) the United Brachial Plexus Network through their BPIPP advocates for the wellness and safety of all newborns during the delivery process. Through their coordinated efforts to inform, educate, and empower families, medical professionals, educational personnel, insurance providers, politicians, and others, they strive to promote a model of prevention that will reduce the incidence of preventable brachial plexus injuries.

Disability in America toward a National Agenda for Prevention – Andrew M. Pope and Alvin R. Tarlov Editors Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1991. “This report goes beyond the traditional medical model to consider and address the needs of people with disabling conditions after those conditions exist and after they have been "treated" and "rehabilitated." Prevention of the initial condition (primary prevention) is certainly important, but the emphasis in this report is on developing interventions that can prevent pathology from becoming impairment, impairment from becoming functional limitation, functional limitation from becoming disability, and any of these conditions from causing secondary conditions.”

How do I Prevent the Most Common Birth Injury Types? this is an attorney sponsored site that explains the most common birth injury types and gives 5 tips for preventing them. "The best way to prevent the most common birth injury cases from happening during your pregnancy and birth is not only staying informed about risks of birth injury but receiving proper prenatal care, consulting with your doctor, and being observant of your bodies and babies changes as you grow together."

New Sign How to prevent birth injuries and death during labor & delivery: Practical tips to improve chances for a successful, healthy labor and delivery This attorney sponsored guide is fairly comprehensive in offering tips toward preventing birth injury through planning for pregnancy, preparing for delivery, taking notes and asking questions and fetal monitoring during delivery.

New Sign NHU Report on the Prevention of Disabilities - Spring 2015    Read about the rising prevalence of developmental disabilities, the impact of developmental disabilities and the need for data for research. ----We all know to move forward on any problem facing mankind requires research.  We are stating, in order to protect children of the future, newborns, their parents and society from disabilities, we should broaden the scope of data collected through the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth. This update to our existing data system would be more easily adopted and is necessary to more effectively meet current research needs for the purpose of preventing disabilities.   Existing data collected is vague and not in sync with the rapid advances in medicine for today. Where is the data on birth injury in America?

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