A recent research study on the subject of analyzing “The most common causes of birth injuries in the newborn” revealed that birth injuries are mostly caused by Attention Deficits, Autism & delay disorders in development.
In a statement by Viola M. Frymann, D.O., F.A.A.O., F.C.A., it was pointed out that every year there are cases of birth injury in almost 80% of the children because of autism or Attention Deficit Disorder (which is the most common cause). Some of these common injuries occur during the time of delivery or child labor, at which there are high chances of the nervous system taking severe damage that may further lead to cognitive & psychological problems.
Some of the major injuries happening during the labor that may also result in increased chances of Autism or any other disorder are mentioned below:
- Injuries caused by vacuum extraction or using Forceps
- A wrong epidural administration may also lead to injuries
- Uterine inertia
- In some cases, cord may be wrapped around the neck of the baby, resulting in Umbilical cord issues
- A late C-section performed may also lead to injuries
- Using medication to fasten the process of labor
- The varying long & short labor time
- Improper monitoring of infant, by physicians, who has a slow heart rate
- Neonatal anemia
- Meconium aspiration
- Maternal hemorrhaging
- Roughly pulling the infant from the birth canal
A study conducted by the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine pointed out that Autism may also be caused if there is a shortage or deprivation of oxygen during or after the delivery.
Hannah Gardener, ScD researcher of the study indicated that “The shortage or deficiency of oxygen supply at any time during the delivery or the parental period or early infancy could raise the risk of Autism. This could be one of the possibilities for Autism.”
Some of the common signs mentioned below are clearly visible after 24-48 hours if the nervous system gets damaged:
- Regular vomiting and spitting after every feed
- Continuous crying of baby with no signs of stopping
- When the baby or infant is placed on sideways, a clear mark of the arch can be seen on the back
- Infant’s arms and legs display irregular movements.
A child might show poor physical development when he/she fails to indicate signs of regular movements such as crawling, sitting up, walking, etc. Some of the known signs that indicate attention deficit order in infant comprises of:
- Easily getting bored and diversion of focus from primary objectives.
- Getting annoyed, frustrated and angry very easily
- Losing interest in a task being performed or moving here and there without any objective
- Showing signs of hyperactivity that involves focus loss or quick movements or inability to concentrate
- Forgetting what you learned and unable to remember where you placed your things
- Lack of listening properly and attentively
- Facing difficulties and often getting confused about directions
It is a researched observation by experts that Autism can be least effective or extremely austere and there is supporting facts that say, “Two different infants suffering from Autism are likely to have the same symptoms and signs. In the case where Autism is not as effective as in other cases, the child will show signs like having a tough time figuring out a mathematical problem, difficulty in socializing with your friends and family, sudden anger reaction and having hardly any sympathy towards others. Whereas, in the case when Autism exceeds the most severe level, the child may completely shut himself or herself from being social with others, babbling with himself or herself after the age of two and a half years and even repeating same words again and again. Furthermore, the child will also show signs of uneasiness and continuous irritation causing anger to take control on every small thing, not properly being able to understand the body language and also lack of use of body language and having a hard time getting comfortable after being scared or sick.
The above discussed some of the signs and symptoms are only to provide educational knowledge and general awareness, and must never be considered to practice for treatment of mentioned illness. For proper diagnosis and treatment please consult your local physician. Please call us today at 310-399-2555 if you feel there has been negligence from your medical providers.