Early Warning Signs of Cerebral Palsy in Infants

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of permanent, non-progressive disorders, caused by either abnormal development of the brain or damage to the developing brain. In many cases, early warning signs can signal that a baby or toddler might be afflicted with CP. What Should You Be Looking For? In general, cerebral palsy is... Read More

Types of Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Mixed CP

Types of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy can take various forms. Whether it’s spastic, dyskinetic, or ataxic, each affects the patient’s body in different ways. In some cases, a child may have symptoms from multiple forms of cerebral palsy—this is known as mixed CP. What is Mixed CP, Exactly? Mixed cerebral palsy refers to a condition where multiple forms of... Read More

Types of Non-Spastic Cerebral Palsy: Dystonic

Types of Cerebral Palsy

Although many people associate cerebral palsy with spasticity, there are some forms of non-spastic CP that affect children. One of these is dystonic cerebral palsy. What is Dystonic Non-Spastic CP? Dystonic cerebral palsy, sometimes called dystonia, is a form of CP that causes changes in muscle tone and involuntary movements or uncontrollable muscle contractions. These... Read More

How Do You Manage a Child with Cerebral Palsy?

Tips for Parents

A cerebral palsy diagnosis is a shock to the entire family, particularly parents, guardians, and others who are the primary caretakers of the child. Caring for a child with CP will not be easy, but there are some helpful strategies you can employ as you navigate parenting your child with CP. What Does Caring for... Read More

Premature Birth and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Although it does not affect every child born too early, premature birth has a clear link to a cerebral palsy diagnosis in many cases. It is important to understand risk factors, as well as potential ways to prevent both. What Does Premature Birth Have to Do With Cerebral Palsy? A premature birth is generally defined... Read More

What Are the Effects of Brain Hypoxia in Newborns?

Associated Conditions, Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Hypoxia is what happens when a baby suffers insufficient oxygen before or during birth. The insufficiency can be due to lack of adequate oxygen in the blood delivered to the baby through the umbilical cord or due to interruption of the blood flow, either intermittently or totally. This type of brain damage from hypoxia is... Read More

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Severe HIE?

Associated Conditions, Birth Injury

If your baby did not receive enough oxygen during birth or even during fetal development, you may be starting to wonder about the long-term effects of severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy—HIE for short—and what that means for your child’s future and quality of life. While HIE complications can be significant and challenging, families should know there are... Read More

How Can I Prove Medical Professionals Are to Blame for My Child’s HIE During Delivery?

Birth Injury, Legal Help

Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in newborns can have serious long-term consequences, including cognitive impairments, learning difficulties, and physical disabilities, as well as associated conditions such as cerebral palsy. If your child experienced this injury during birth and suffered as a result of a medical professional’s actions or inactions, you may be able to bring an... Read More

What Can I Do if I Suspect HIE Brain Damage Resulted from Medical Negligence?

Birth Injury, Legal Help

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a traumatic birth injury caused by oxygen deprivation to an infant’s brain during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It can cause a variety of complications, including cerebral palsy, physical and mental disabilities, impaired vision, hearing, and more. Families of children with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) often face significant expenses in providing proper care... Read More

What Can Happen If Your Baby Is Born Not Breathing?

Birth Injury

Babies that are born not breathing are at an increased risk of brain, heart, lung, and kidney damage, especially if the baby is unable to breathe for more than 10 minutes after birth. Birth asphyxia, or the lack of oxygen around the time of birth, can also result in the baby developing cerebral palsy. Several... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?