Local mom warns of birth injuries


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A local mom is making it her mission to educate expectant parents and doctors about the dangers of birth injuries. After a painful, physically damaging birth experience when having her first child, the experience is one she doesn’t want other women to face.

Jessica Gann’s son, Jacob, suffered shoulder dystocia during deliver. It’s a brachial plexus Injury. If these words sound big and unfamiliar, it’s because they are. People rarely discuss the possibility of these birth injuries until it’s too late.

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See her interview to learn what questions you should ask doctors while pregnant. Then, if you’re interested you can sign the petition she’s pushing to raise awareness about Brachial Plexus Injury.