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Mother creates brace to help babies with birth injuries

Shared by JoanaSaraiva on 2019-08-08 20:40

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Kirsten Quist had a baby, called Emma. But soon she received some discouraging news. “The pediatrician came in and told me my baby’s clavicle was broken,” she said. “My first question was, ‘what brace do I buy?’ and then the doctor told me, ‘there isn’t one,“ she said.

So, she searched the net to try to find a solution to relieve her newborn daughter’s discomfort. Unfortunately, she could not find a solution for her baby. Kirsten, who is also a nurse, thought “we do this for adults, why don’t we do this for babies”.

That is when she decided to come up with a solution herself. “All of a sudden, it was like a light bulb that went off,” Kirsten said. She created a brace that could help babies with this type of birth injuries. It has a pocket for the arm and is pulled from their feet to the middle section.

“New parents know how stressful those first few weeks with a brand-new baby can be. There are all the sleepless nights and around-the-clock feedings. Now, imagine a baby constantly in pain. About 1 to 3 percent of babies suffer some kind of birth injury,” she said.

After Kirsten saw her innovation help someone else outside of her family, she knew she had to market it. “I helped her put it on her baby and she just started crying and gave me this huge hug,” Kirsten remembered through tears. “I want this to take-off not for me, but to help other mothers,” she said.

The infant braces are now available for purchase online and cost between 40 and 60 US dollars.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2YEiMV2

More info: https://infantbrace.com

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Kirsten Quist, from Utah, USA, created a special brace to help babies with birth injuries like her daughter.

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