A baby born in Ohio should be a time worth celebrating. There is nothing more terrifying than discovering that your little one is ill or injured. To see a newborn have a seizure can be devastating. While some conditions are unavoidable, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital explains that neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy can lead to seizures.

HIE develops during pregnancy, labor, delivery or during the postnatal period. It involves an interrupted flow of blood or oxygen into the brain. This can lead to a number of problems, including seizures and epilepsy if the brain undergoes damage while the brain has no oxygen.

Oxygen deprivation is serious. In newborns, it can lead to a number of different serious conditions. A medical professional can help prevent HIE, according to HIE Help Center. Early on, the doctor should perform the proper tests that would identify problems. During the birth and delivery, it is crucial for the physician to monitor the baby’s vitals for signs of distress, to keep proper records of health indicators and to adhere to all safe birthing techniques.

In case of an emergency, it is crucial that the doctor knows how to manage the situation. Doctors must be prepared and should follow every standard of care in terms of baby delivery. If the mother undergoes delayed or stalled labor, then he or she must know how to recognize and handle it.

During the postnatal period, it is up to the doctor to ensure that the child has his or her immunizations. The physician should see the child regularly and monitor for standard development.