What are some other examples of birth injuries?

Other types of birth injuries include:

  • Fractures (fractures of the clavicle or collarbone are the most common).
  • Intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the baby’s head).
  • Spinal cord trauma.
  • Cranial nerve trauma.
  • Swelling, bleeding, bruising or discoloration of the scalp.
  • Depressed skull fractures.
  • Bruising/forceps marks.
  • Facial paralysis.
  • Temporary body paralysis.
  • Group B strep infections.
  • Spasticity (a condition in which certain muscles are continuously contracted).
  • Soft tissue injuries.
  • Skin irritation.