In this issue of the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning, AANLCP© focuses on various Topics in Perinatal and Childhood NLCP including Birth Injuries; Knowledge, Knowledge Gaps, and Planning for the Future.
Here a sneak peek:
“…there is always a chance that something will not go as planned and lead to some kind of birth injury. Approximately 2.9% of newborns born in the U.S. suffer some kind of major birth injury during the labor and delivery process (Mortality and burden of disease, 2002). Overall, the U.S. rate of birth injuries is much lower now than in previous decades because of improved prenatal ultrasonography and because cesarean delivery is used and referred in certain circumstances (Healthy People 2010, 2001). Major birth injury is known to be more common in developing nations located in Africa, Asia, and Latin America (Mortality and burden of disease, 2002).”
Read the entire article here.