Cleft Lip Possible side-Effect of Common Migraine Treatment

Each person may have a different reaction to certain migraine triggers , leading them to seek relief. There are many common factors that could lead to severe migraines. Many people turn to Topamax, a popular prescription drug, because of its effectiveness in fighting off the worst of migraine symptoms. Pregnant women, however, may need to seek an alternative means to fight the pain. Topamax has been shown to cause birth injuries like cleft lip and cleft palate in new born babies when taken during pregnancy. What Causes Migraines? There is a wide spectrum of migraines causes. Irregular eating patterns, skipping out on meals, eating too … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Reduction Earns Award for Texas Medical Network

The state of Texas has recently awarded Seton Hospitals with the first annual "Quality Award" for their extremely successful push to reduce birth injuries. Seton was the only hospital in the state to receive the award. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission presented Seton with the award after the family of hospitals reported the lowest birth injury rate in the nation. Seton stated that their efforts to reduce birth trauma included limited use of forceps and vacuum extractors, as well as limiting elective inductions before 39 weeks. In 2003, Seton Hospitals reported 3 birth injuries per 1,000 live births. In 2007, the rate had … [Read more...]