Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

When diagnosing cerebral palsy (CP) in children, healthcare professionals may use brain imaging procedures or EEG to gain insight into how a child’s nervous system is functioning. Medical care teams can use neuroimaging tests to study seizures and related neuromuscular disorders in children. Learn more about neuroimaging through electroencephalography (EEG), how an EEG can help... Read More

Imaging Tests, Brain Scans and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Over the last several decades, doctors and medical researchers have used brain imaging tests to help them understand how cerebral palsy (CP) develops in children and affects their lives. If your child’s doctor suspects that your child has CP, they may request brain imaging tests to help them correctly diagnose the condition. A pediatric neurologist,... Read More

Vacuum-Assisted Birth and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Some birth deliveries don’t go as planned and require other measures be taken to ensure the mother and baby are safe and healthy throughout the entire birthing experience. One of these measures is a vacuum-assisted delivery. While rare, this type of procedure can cause harm to the baby, with one of the potential risks being... Read More

Labor and Delivery Complications and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Labor and delivery complications can have a long-term impact on the lives of both the child and mother. Many complications can impact the infant’s ability to obtain oxygen in the womb, depriving the brain of adequate oxygen supplies and possibly damaging it. If brain damage occurs during labor and delivery, it can cause long-term impairments... Read More

Babies Born With the Umbilical Cord Wrapped Around Their Neck and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

A nuchal cord is an umbilical cord wrapped around a baby’s neck. Umbilical cords connect a fetus with the mother and can be wrapped around a baby’s neck once, or even more than once. A body cord occurs when the umbilical cord is wrapped around a baby’s shoulder or abdomen. About 1 in 4 deliveries... Read More

Fetal Position and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

A fetus has both a position and presentation while in the womb. The position is the direction a fetus is facing relative to the mother’s spine. The presentation is how an infant’s body leads, or is anticipated to lead out of the birth canal. An abnormal fetal position or presentation can lead to birth injuries... Read More

Forceps Delivery Complications and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

During some deliveries, the mother isn’t able to move the baby out of the birth canal through pushing alone, or there may be safety or health issues that make unassisted delivery impossible or dangerous. When the health of the mother or baby is at risk, other options may need to be considered, such as a... Read More

2021 Year in Review: It Wasn’t ALL Bad

In the News

There’s no denying that 2021 was, in many ways, a bit of a year to forget. Maybe even more than a bit. But just as the worst events brought us to our feet in anger or to our knees in despair, there were bright rays of hope breaking through the clouds. For us, these bright... Read More

Wheelchairs for Cerebral Palsy

Equipment, Tips for Parents

Cerebral palsy can lead to challenges that make it difficult for children to walk on their own. As symptoms and severity of CP vary, different types of wheelchairs may be most appropriate for different children. A wheelchair may make everyday activities easier for children with CP, improving the quality of life for both the child... Read More

IUGR and Cerebral Palsy: How Are They Related?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a mother-to-be’s life. It’s also one of the most stressful times, as she does everything possible to help ensure a smooth delivery and a healthy, happy baby. Of course, in every pregnancy there lies the potential for possible risk to the health of baby and mother.... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?