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The risks that maternal trauma pose to a fetus

Maternal trauma, or pregnancy-related injury, poses several risks to the fetus, especially if surgery is required. Expecting mothers in Arizona might not be surprised to find out that violence and traffic accidents are the most common causes of trauma in pregnant women, and this trauma is more likely to cause maternal death than other pregnancy-related medical complications.

What is Erb's Palsy?

Arizona residents expecting a newborn may not know about Erb's palsy, a condition also known as brachial plexus birth palsy. There are multiple conditions related to Erb's Palsy, and the main symptoms include weakness and complete or partial loss of motion in one arm. The condition was named for Wilhelm Erb, one of the first physicians to describe its characteristics.

'What is informed consent?

In Arizona, patients must be given all information regarding their health and the treatment options that are available to them before choosing a course of action. This is called informed consent. To meet the required threshold of informed consent, patients must be given certain types of information and explanations. In addition, the patient must then be able to make a decision about his or her care and consent to that care being provided.

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