When it comes to birth injuries, parents need to be aware that there are certain risk factors that can make the odds of an injury more likely. This does not mean that an injury is guaranteed or that there is nothing doctors can do, but simply that certain children are at higher risk. Below are a few common examples:
-- Babies who are born prematurely. Though the range can vary, this usually refers to a baby who is born before it reaches the 37th week. Injuries are more likely since the body is more fragile.