This month we are shall be concentrating on Erb’s Palsy, a rare injury caused to babies during birth.
Erb’s Palsy is a condition that stems from traumatic and difficult births. During birth, babies can suffer trauma to nerves in the shoulder which ultimately causes weakness, nerve damage and loss of feeling in the wrist and fingers. This is usually due to a complicated delivery occurring, causing the shoulder to be locked behind the mother’s pelvic bone. This, in turn, causes damage to the nerves in the baby’s shoulder, which can result in a loss of sensation and function in the arm, wrist and hand
A baby may experience these difficulties if a birth has been too forceful or if there has been excessive pulling on the baby’s head or shoulders during the delivery. Erb’s Palsy is a rare condition, but if you or someone you know has been affected by this, then please get in touch.