Birth injuries and accidents are significant concerns for pregnant women and their families. The World Health Organization has estimated that over two million babies are born with birth injuries every year. Most of these injuries are preventable, but a lack of awareness, advice, and knowledge about prenatal care means that many women are unaware of the dangers they face during pregnancy.
Birth is the most natural and beautiful thing in the world. It is a sign that life is beginning. However, pregnancy and birth can be dangerous for many women and their families. Birth injuries and accidents are the number one cause of death in childbirth, and one in every five babies die before they are a year old.
Here are Some Ways Technology Can Help Reduce and Prevent Birth Injuries and Accidents:
- An AI Ultrasound Imaging
You’ve seen ultrasound imaging in the doctor’s office—the black and white image of a baby on the screen with lines and circles showing the baby’s organs and bones. Ultrasound beam-generated ultrasound pulses create these images. A beam-generated ultrasound scan is a type of ultrasound examination used to create black and white images of the fetal anatomy. The ultrasound scan is performed by injecting a small current into the fetus with a probe (either manual or automatic) that transmits the ultrasound pulses.
- A Pregnancy App
Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life. The physical changes that happen to her body during pregnancy can be very unsettling, and the social changes can be even more difficult to handle. However, there are apps available that can make pregnancy more manageable. Some of these apps are free, whilst others are paid, but they allow a woman to stay connected to her friends and family during a time that can be rather isolating.
- A Fetal Monitor
A Fetal Monitor is a subcategory of electronic devices that help women and men to keep track of any changes. A simple example would be a fetal heart rate monitor, which measures the heart rate of the fetus and displays if it is normal or not. Fetal Monitors are devices used in pregnancy to monitor the fetus’s health. They are a non-invasive method that has been shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage, pre-term labor, and fetal death. There are currently two types of Fetal Monitors: Maternal Monitors and Fetal Monitors. Maternal Monitors are used when the mother is known to be pregnant, while Fetal Monitors are used when the mother is not known to be pregnant.
Technology can help reduce and prevent birth injuries and accidents. Technology has enabled birth attendants to prevent or reduce injuries and accidents during deliveries. For instance, in some countries, electronic fetal heartbeat monitors have enabled continuous electronic monitoring of the baby during labor. This helps both the mother and the newborn in the event of any complication that may occur during the delivery.
Technology has made it easier than ever to care for a newborn. There are several apps and devices that can help you keep track of your baby’s feedings, charts, and weight. Using a wearable device, you can also easily monitor your newborn’s heart rate and oxygen levels.
Several recent studies have come to the forefront, in an effort to highlight the benefits of using technology to help reduce the risk of birth injuries and accidents. In fact, an estimated 88,000 babies are injured annually in the U.S. from birth injuries and accidents, which is a tragic statistic. Our mothers warned us against falling asleep on the couch, but a recent study found that 30% of women in the U.S. and 66% of women in the U.K. do just that. That’s because the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists all agree: Get into bed, not your bedside chair. This is true, especially for pregnant women whose bodies need more rest when they’re expecting.
In hospitals across the country, nurses and doctors routinely use technology to monitor the health of both mothers and their newborns. This is critical because birth injuries and accidents can have lifelong, life-altering consequences. When birth injuries occur, they can result in injuries to the mother’s internal organs and nerve damage in the infant. In addition, they can result in the infant requiring months or even years of physical therapy following the birth.