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When couples learn that they are expecting a child, they are often jubilant with the news. It is an exciting time and many families and look forward to sharing a lifetime of memories with their children.

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Unfortunately, birth injuries can rob a family of these treasured moments. Birth injuries are often preventable and can be caused by issues such as incorrect use of forceps, delays in performing a C-section, excessive force when extracting a child and other common mistakes.

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Over the past several months, there have been many reports about the Zika virus. This mosquito-spread condition usually leads to flu-like symptoms. In many cases, people who have been bitten by an affected mosquito recover fully. However, in Brazil and in other countries the virus has been linked with microcephaly.

Microcephaly is a congenital condition. Infants with microcephaly have slower brain development and smaller-than-normal brains. They may have a reduced life expectancy and may struggle to live independently – depending on the severity of their condition.

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