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Any parents of children who suffered oxygen deprivation at birth?

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Tanfastic Thu 11-Feb-16 16:40:50

Just that really. Would like your experiences and in particular what long term effects this has had on your child.

I'll try and keep mine brief. DS who is 7 suffered from moderate hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy at birth caused by me having severe rapid onset pre eclampsia. He was very poorly for a while but we got through it and we were discharged by the hospital when he was eighteen months or so because he had reached all his important milestones (albeit later than we'd hoped). We were told at the time that although he was physically ok (no cerebral palsy suspected) there may be things that would become apparent as he got older (learning difficulties).

As it was such a traumatic time we just got on with enjoying our baby and tried to put it to the back of our minds.

Forward wind six years and things are starting to emerge. He has a stammer that was diagnosed a couple of years ago, he's performing below average at school (is on Sen concern) and he has some emotional and behavioural problems as well. There are also other things I'm concerned about in his character.

We are going to see the GP to see if we Can be referred back to the hospital to have a chat about it but I'd like to know if anyone else has been through similar.

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