A Nationwide Birth Injury Resource
Understanding Apgar Scores
When a child is born, one of the first diagnostic tests a doctor will perform...
Cerebral Palsy Misdiagnosed as Autism
Cerebral Palsy Misdiagnosed as Autism
When a child is born with a birth injury, an accurate diagnosis is the first...
Getting Medical Care
Getting Medical Care
What matters most if your child has a birth injury is making sure they get...
Finding Out What Happened
Finding Out What Happened
Finding out what happened to your child and knowing what to look for can be...
Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy
Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy
One of the most persistent myths about cerebral palsy is that it "just happens." While...
When the Standard of Care is Not Being Met
When we go to the doctor or are admitted to a hospital, we have every...
Premature Births and Birth Injuries
You've probably heard of the quintessential 9-month pregnancy, but in medical parlance, a pregnancy is...
How Head Cooling Limits Birth Injuries
Cooling therapy is often used when a newborn has hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), which is...
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Birth is supposed to be a joyous moment, but in some cases, it turns heartbreaking. A birth injury can come out of nowhere and derail your baby's life right from the start. Finding out what happened can be incredibly difficult.

Help For Your Baby is a free resource for families struggling with the aftermath of a birth injury. We strive to help you find out what happened to your baby and find the resources you need to move forward, including access to legal help.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a birth injury?
A birth injury is any injury that affects a child before, during or just after birth. Some birth injuries are temporary and will heal in time, while others are permanent.
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What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a physical disorder caused by brain damage, usually before, during or shortly after birth. While severe cerebral palsy is usually diagnosed at or shortly after birth, some cases may not be diagnosed until years later.
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