Perinatal hypoxia is defined as oxygen deprivation that occurs immediately before and after the birth of your child. This life-changing lack of oxygen to the brain can lead to the demise of some of the brain’s cells and can result in a variety of cognitive ailments and disorders including cerebral palsy and other long-term neurologic complications.
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Perinatal hypoxia is the cause of brain injury in many newborns and can result in behavioral disorders, seizures, and mental and cognitive delays. Perinatal hypoxia occurs in as many as three out of every thousand births. Up to one-fourth of births affected by perinatal hypoxia will result in infants with severe and permanent brain damage, visual dysfunction, increased hyperactivity, and epilepsy.
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