This just in – Child birth is still dangerous

by beagooddad on January 30, 2007

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Anybody planning on having a baby any time soon is allowed to skip this post as it might not be something you want to read right now.

A study has concluded that 26% of all babies born vaginally are born with intracranial hemorrhages.  Yes, folks.  Child birth is dangerous.

But, the researchers say:

These very small hemorrhages don’t cause symptoms and are likely a normal part of delivering vaginally. And it’s only because of high-tech imaging that they’ve now been discovered, the study authors explained.

Phew.  That’s a relief.  A quarter of the vaginally delivered babies are born with blood flowing around in parts of their brain where it shouldn’t be but it doesn’t seem to cause any problems later on.  But just to be on the safe side, they are going to monitor those babies for a few years and see how they develop.

Lets face it, though, if you are going to hear some kind of creepy news about something that sounds like it could potentially be bad for your baby and then convince yourself that the researches are correct when they say it won’t be a problem, you want to hear that news from Dr. Blessed.  That has to be one of the best names ever for his profession.

Expect this to be included in the next updates of all the creepy books that expecting moms read that detail all of the horrible things that can happen to them while they are pregnant.

Yes, I am just stalling until I get time to post the birthday pictures.  Consider yourselves on hold until later tonight unless Dr. Blessed bails me out with some late breaking news.

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