Childbirth should be a joyous time in life. Often, however, childbirth is marred by an injury to your child. Brachial plexus injuries occurring during childbirth may require extensive treatment and cause great pain. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that starts around the neck area and extends through the body. This network’s nerves generate upper limb sensations and control movement. Unfortunately, this nerve network can be severely impaired as a result of trauma. During childbirth, this trauma is referred to as brachial plexus palsy.