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Literature to pregnant women on shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus palsy
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Literature to pregnant women on shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus palsy

    1. J l
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      J l

      Charleston, SC

Education is the key to helping prevent the birth emergency called shoulder dystocia. If we can spread awareness about shoulder dystocia, we can potentially save a baby from obstetrical brachial plexus palsy.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
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      J l
      by J l
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for signing our petition. Together we can make a change and prevent shoulder dystocia births and brachial plexus injuries. please visit http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/06/26/local-mom-warns-of-birth-injuries

    3. Reached 100 signatures
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      by J l
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      Thank you all for signing and please ask your family and friends to sign as well.

    5. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Macy Morgan HOUSTON, TX
      • 10 months ago

      This happened to my son who is now 3 months old

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    • Lauren Connolly POOLER, GA
      • 11 months ago

      We have a son who suffered a severe (R) OBPI and hemiplegic CP as a result of shoulder dystocia. I don't know why this info. isn't handed out already!!!

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    • Alexis Williams ELGIN, SC
      • 11 months ago

      Because my daughter was effected by this injury and if the doctor would have even mentioned this injury, especially considering the situation then my daughters life would be a lot different.

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    • Shannon gause SHERIDAN, AR
      • 11 months ago

      I was born in 1974. I have this on my right side. was told it was very rare. I am still learning more everyday. The Physical, emotional, discomfort of a life long injury. It has caused me pain. my back at 20yrs of age disks started herniating. I have severe pain that I believe comes from the under lying trauma to the spinal cord having nerves pulled I have limited use of my right arm and Have dealt with living with this I know no different. As I approach 40 yrs old I look back and realized I missed out on so much just cause I couldn't participate or from having self esteem issues from being different. I am sure other children's parents were afraid to invite me places or swim's parties. I can understand the concern of the liability if I was to get hurt. Those are just some of the issues I have or can think of at this moment. Flossing my own teeth was impossible when younger until the new disposable flossier have became available. I know the technology back then is not what it is now and yet it seems more common now. I never had a surgery on my arm. My parents went with a second opinion and there gut. I was 8lbs 7ozs I was child 5 all other children no injuries at birth. My mother was told it was a matter of both our lives and we were lucky to be alive. She blamed herself cause she was 34 when she had me. my mother was even turned in for child abuse when I was 7yrs old at the grocery store....I was wearing a spaghetti strap tank top and my arm the way it bent at the elbow and just the way it moved it looked like I had broke it and it healed without having med attn. I also would scratch my self till I bled had mosquito bites that after healed looked like finger bruises. The scabbed ones looked lie cig. burns. That was the accusations. That was scary being asked lots of questions by the MPs on the base. I live with it I have no other choice. My heart breaks when I read what these parents go through and the choices that they have to make in there child's best interest NOT knowing if it will help. They put there child in the hand of more Drs. and trust it will turn out for the best when trust is shattered. When they hear at birth something is wrong. What a horrible position to be put in. Cause no matter what the child is going to live with this injury for the rest of there life. the childhood memories of the things they missed or the healing process even the fact of not knowing if the surgery will even work. I would rather live with this then ever to be put in my parents or any other parent place to always be reminded of the "if I only knew"

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    • Tina Clarke MODESTO, CA
      • 11 months ago

      Because my daughter was injured at birth she has Brachial plexus of the lt arm. OBPI

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