A pregnant woman’s estimated due date is 40 weeks after the date of conception. Even without a premature delivery, however, not all women will deliver at 40 weeks. Forty weeks has the highest percentage of deliveries, on average, in comparison to any other length of pregnancy, but there is a wide range for how long
Public health and government officials are urging Canadians to practice social distancing. For some, social distancing could make the difference between life and death. Andrew Gurza, a Toronto-based disability awareness consultant, has cerebral palsy. His condition could make him seriously vulnerable if he were to contract COVID-19. In an interview with CBC, Gurza, who uses
A recent Swedish study compared the safety of inducing labour at 41 weeks to waiting until 42 weeks before inducing. The study was stopped early due to the significantly higher rate of stillbirths in the group that was not induced at 41 weeks. Visit our late-term pregnancies program doc. A normal pregnancy is, on average,
At Pacific Medical Law we have helped clients with spinal cord injuries that have been caused by, or worsened by, medical negligence. Delayed diagnosis of spinal cord infections, delayed treatment of spinal cord compression or improper treatment of traumatic spinal cord injuries can all lead to life-altering injuries. Sometimes, however, spinal cord injuries are caused
Babies are cooled immediately after birth if they have hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is a condition that occurs when an infant’s brain is deprived of oxygen. It is a significant cause of death and long-term disability in infants. The severity of the infant’s HIE determines his or her risk of cognitive impairment and disability.