What is a Brachial Plexus Injury?

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch this 5 minute video! If you don't look at anything else on my blog, just watch this. This 5 minute video explains what a Brachial Plexus Injury is and how it might be able to be PREVENTED!  Every pregnant woman should see this video! Please help me and all the other BPI parents spread the word about this injury and possibly prevent it from happening to future children!!!

 The United Brachial Plexus Network, Inc. "The term Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI) refers to an injury to the complex set of nerves that control the muscles of the fingers, hand, arm, and shoulder. The Brachial Plexus can be damaged in a number of different ways including accidents involving high impact conditions (automobiles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, sports) but most brachial plexus injuries are sustained during birth from excessive force being applied to the baby's neck and head resulting in stretching and/or tearing of the Brachial Plexus nerves. Proper labor management would prevent a majority of these preventable obstetrical injuries."

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