In an earlier blog post, we discussed how recent advances in medical science have enabled doctors to determine appropriate steps to take prior to a child's birth to prevent birth injuries. For example, today, medical research has proven the beneficial effects of certain prenatal vitamins taken by expectant mothers at increasing the overall health of the fetus.
Also previously discussed were problems associated with complications during pregnancy that sometimes go unnoticed or are misdiagnosed by medical professionals. Chorioamnionitis is a good example of a condition that may occur during pregnancy that has the potential to adversely affect a child after birth. Chorioamnionitis is essentially an infection that occurs in the placenta and can be passed along to the infant if not detected. A regimen of antibiotic therapies administered to the mother and at childbirth is very effective at eliminating this complication.