Infant Stroke?

  1. Hi there, wondering if any of u pediatric nurses have heard of a baby having a stroke while in the womb?
    Last edit by adidas99 on Jan 30, '07
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  3. by   prmenrs
    Yes, a baby can have a stroke in utero. It usually has to do w/a problem w/the placenta, somehow blood flow to the baby's brain is interrupted.

    It's probably more important right now to focus on therapy options for the baby, both PT and OT can help a great deal right now, and in the next few years. While it's nice to know why it happened, it can be a waste of energy to focus on that when the baby needs so much help. I hope your friend is able to get the baby into OT/PT.
  4. by   adidas99
    thanks...ya they are planning on doing therapy for him.
    Last edit by adidas99 on Jan 30, '07