Sometimes, there are life-long challenges for babies born with this injury that include, but are not limited to physical inabilities (I. E. Unable to use a limb partially or fully), emotional feelings of inadequacy, and surgeries. In addition, the parents are faced with medical bills, lost ages, and feelings of helplessness. However, a program that will educate pregnant women about potential birth injuries, assist babies born with an obstetrical brachia plexus injury, as well as their parents and families, and inform community-based organizations will be very beneficial.
The program will provide literature, birth injury prevention methods, legal assistance, audio and video information, and medical referrals. This type of birth injury is a problem because it affects the injured baby, attend physical and occupational therapy for a few months or several years. Depending on the severity of the obstetrical brachia plexus injury, surgery may have to be performed to improve function and range of motion.
In addition, there are other medical procedures for the injured baby, such as bottom injections, electrical stimulation, and nerve conductive studies. The parents must attend all medical appointments, conduct home exercises with the injured baby on an ongoing basis, administer electrical stimulation, and provide emotional support. Project Description The Obstetrical Brachia Plexus Injury Support group will strive to support injured babies, their parents and families, and inform community-based organizations about preventable birth injuries.
Objectives The Obstetrical Brachia Plexus Support Injury Group will assist and provide information and support to pregnant women, mothers and fathers of birth injured babies, as well as inform communities about the methods of birth injury prevention, emotional support, medical team referrals, and legal referrals and assistance. 1 . The Obstetrical Brachia Plexus Injury Support Group (BPI) will provide literature to pregnant women about methods of preventing birth injuries in the form of resources, bookmarks, flyers, and information cards during prenatal care appointments. . The Obstetrical Brachia Plexus Injury Support Group will provide educational information, as well as counseling sessions to parents of birth injured babies. 3. Parents will be provided psychological, emotional, and financial support from licensed professionals in the mental health field and financial institutions. 4. The Obstetrical Brachia Plexus Injury Support group will collaborate with physical and occupational therapists to train parents to use a home exercise program with the injured babies. 5.
The Obstetrical Brachia Plexus Injury Support Group will provide the community with tools to effectively educate others about the injury, such as information sessions. 6. Conduct a Brachia Plexus Awareness Campaign, which will include informative workshops and networking opportunities. 7. The Obstetrical Brachia Plexus Injury Support Group will have occasional weekend conference throughout the 48 states to inform and provide medical examinations and other medical tests for injured babies. The Program Coordinator, Ms. Price, will coordinate ND manage all of the programs.
Their qualifications include 10 years in Non-profit Management. Ms. Price has an extensive background working with individuals in the non-profit sector. Ms. Price received a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Spring, 2008 which taught her the skills necessary to effectively lead an organization. The medical tests will be held in an exam room at Children’s Happiest in Charlotte, North Carolina and the workshops will be conducted in a conference room at Children’s Hospital.