When Newton parents are expecting a child, it is likely in the back of their minds that there could be an issue arising during the pregnancy or delivery process that results in birth injuries. When the reality hits, however, it can be a terrible experience that can be costly both emotionally and financially. When the injuries could have been avoided, it is even worse. One problem that can happen is facial nerve palsy.
If the infant suffers from the inability to control the voluntary muscle movement in the face, it is known as facial nerve palsy. This can happen if there was pressure exerted on a nerve on the infant's face prior to and during the delivery process. In many instances, it can be hard to find out why this happened. However, there are certain factors that can influence it. They include a larger than normal baby, an extended pregnancy or labor, the mother being given an epidural or if medication is used to induce labor or strengthen the mother's contractions.