In-utero stroke

In-utero stroke

Most parents don’t associate stroke, or the interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain, with a baby or a child.

But statistics show that a stroke occurs during one in 4,000 pregnancies.
Chandra Whitfield learned that her son, Joey, suffered a stroke in-utero. She talks about why she knew something was just “not right,” and how an early intervention and treatment therapy plan is helping with Joey’s development.

Dr. Jeremy Timothy, Pediatric Neurology, Cardon Children’s Medical Center, talks about why strokes happen in-utero and what parents should know about the signs and symptoms.


  1. Rybot9000 on November 27, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    hemi = one side
    paresis/palsy = weakness
    CIT = Constraint-Induced Therapy

    So the mother is using CIT to help her child develop. When she is holding her son’s right arm and preventing him from using it, it’s called CIT and partially resulted from the controversial work on deafference of Dr. Taub et al. (See: Silver Spring Monkeys).

    The stroke would have affected the left side since upper motor neuron lesions are contraleteral (opposite) the side of weakness.

  2. jkmakeupmaster143 on November 27, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    I had one too. I’m 19 and found out from my parents that I had one too, I’m at college. A lot of things are harder like small motor skills( like writing ) and gross motor skills (like walking, no tools but I use a scooter to go long walking distances) . And it gave me autism and add like symptoms. I’ve been looking for a video like this for years. Thank you .

  3. Richard Larry on November 27, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Hello everyone
    I want to use this medium to share  of the Goodness of God in helping me recover of Stroke. In 2002 November 8 I had my first Stroke,  After returning from my friends house, immediately I was rushed to the Community health Care. The neurologist said that I had been having "mini-strokes" or "Trans Ischemic Attacks (TIA’s)" for years. All the physicians agreed that a congenital heart problem called Atrial Septal Defect was causing the strokes. After the first major stroke, however, I was not well enough to undergo the corrective heart surgery. First, I would have to build strength and endurance through physical therapy, The right-sided strokes had rendered the left side of my body numb to the touch, heavy, and extremely uncoordinated. Peripheral vision was permanently damaged. It was difficult to stay awake, least of all alert. The brain stem swelling caused imbalance, dizziness, and at times a slowing of respiration. Stroke affected vital pathways in my brain, causing constant electric-like pain on the left side of my body.
    After the second stroke,I was placed on machines aided life support and the doctors tried all they could but I wasn’t recovering they decided i give a traditional herbal doctor a try, since all they have done to revive me was to no avail. My Children took me back home and reach out to my friends and family for help. luckily for them A college friend of mine had a uncle who was a traditional herbal doctor; "Dr kpomosa" he base in Indianapolis IN and has helped so many people all over the world with his herbal formula ; so they said. My Children were reluctant to give his herbal fomular for stroke a try, they needed me to get well by any means necessary because there mum died of Cancer years Ago. 
    They were willing to go any Length for a cure. Well to God be the Glory Dr kpomosa was a God sent, he placed me on his  medication, although he wasn’t present, but with his instructions my children where able to administer his medication that was sent via Transworld express delivery. His medication was a huge miracle, it was like he had my brain refreshed, my brain began to have control over my body system,3 months after completing dr kpomosa herbal fomular, I regained the ability to walk, speak clearly and drive very well. To God alone I give all the glory and am for ever greatful to Dr kpomosa for being a hand of God in my Life.

     I want people to think back to Natural herbs, that’s why am sharing this.i believe God has hidden the solutions to all sickness and diseases in Natural herbs and root that we don’t pay much attention to. Am a living testimony of Natural herbs and root. If you or a loved one is going through a deadly diseases that seems impossible to cure totally, believe me root and herbs is the Solution. You can reach Dr kpomosa on his Facebook page "Dr kpomosa home of relief" for all in need of a permanent cure to stroke or any other Chronic disease like Cancer that took my beloved wife. Dr kpomosa is hope for all.  Like Dr Kpomosa would say ‘to every problem there is a solution

  4. BronWinnn on November 27, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    My name is Bronwyn i am 18 years old andI actually had a stroke in utero. This feels like my story but just with my right side unread of joey’s left. I have grown up perfectly normal apart from struggling to do some things with my right hand like pick up small objects or carry heavy things. I am now 18 and studying to become an occupational therapist so I can work with and help other kids living with stroke.

  5. Dawn Bullemer on November 27, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    My daughter had a stroke in utero almost 21 years ago. No known cause except her placenta was more aged than it should have been. I was about 2 weeks away from my due date when she just stopped moving. In short, careful monitoring and the discovery
    , through induction of mild labor, that she could not have tolerated normal labor told the doctor she was in distress. She was born emergency c section. As a result of the stroke, she had two seizures and had trouble regulating her own blood pressure. She had also aspirated some maconium. For about a week she was touch and go, but I know something or someone above was watching over her because one day the doctor told us they were having a hard time weaning her from the ventilator and the next day she was off of it and on oxygen. I never felt an elation such as the one I felt when we walked into the nicu and saw our baby girl sitting in her car seat with a nasal cannula in her nose! As far as we can tell, she has no adverse effects of the stroke, which by the way was at the base of her brain stem. She’s has all her senses and as a matter of fact has the most beautiful voice! Love you baby girl! You and your brother are my everything!

  6. Damaira Yildirim on November 27, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I wish my son had a mild stroke his was a full blow stroke he can’t talk can’t doesn’t Swallow he has 100 seizures a day he has all types of seizures he has a hard time walking he can’t do anything for himself but he a very very happy boy I have nurses that help me with him day and night

  7. Rybot9000 on November 27, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    @Rybot9000 If I remember correctly; The upper motor neurons originate in the motor cortex and project down to the anterior horn of the spinal cord in the thoracic and sacral enlargments where they synapse on the lower motor neurons. The upper motor neurons start on the contralateral side and decussate (cross over) at the pyramids of the medulla. Lower motor neurons are ipsilateral (same side) and the symptomatic difference is the presence (UMN) or lack (LMN) of sensory feedback from the limbs.

  8. Charmaine Green on November 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    My son had a stroke in the utero and only got diagnosed 2 days ago (my son is 8 months old) I’m still struggling to cope with the news but watching this has really helped

  9. Scott Casey on November 27, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    I am 38 years old I just found out that I had a stroke in Utero. My mom used to take me to ALL kinds of Dr. No one could figure out what the hell happened. Its been a mystery but it is finally answered.

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