Posts in 'Causes of Cerebral Palsy'

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Caused by a Head Injury?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis, Legal Help

There are many different factors that can cause cerebral palsy in babies. In certain cases, cerebral palsy in infants may be the result of a traumatic brain injury that causes irreparable damage to a baby’s undeveloped brain. Traumatic brain damage that occurs during the labor and delivery process is considered a severe medical issue. Read... Read More

What to Know About Anoxia and Its Role in Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Anoxia is largely a birthing complication that affects children either in the womb, during the birthing process, or immediately after delivery. Going through this distress can lead to a child developing cerebral palsy. Here is what you should know about anoxia and its role in cerebral palsy. What Is Anoxia? Anoxia is a very serious... Read More

How to Prevent Cerebral Palsy During Pregnancy

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Doctor Visits, Prenatal Care and Childbirth

There are three types of cerebral palsy: congenital, acquired, and genetic predisposition. Congenital cerebral palsy, a type of CP that occurs when the brain doesn’t develop as it should before or during birth, can sometimes be prevented during pregnancy. If you have concerns about cerebral palsy, how to prevent it is likely at the top... Read More

What Causes Cerebral Palsy During Pregnancy?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a type of disorder that affects body movement, muscle tone and motor skills. In many cases, people with this condition have difficulty performing basic tasks such as walking, speaking and swallowing. Cerebral palsy can occur before, during or after birth. In about 70% of cerebral palsy cases, however, this condition results from... Read More

Can a Stroke Cause Cerebral Palsy?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy

A stroke is often associated with older adults, but in some cases, a child or even an unborn fetus can suffer a stroke. A child who suffers a stroke has a significant chance of developing cerebral palsy. Learn more about the signs of a stroke and how it can be treated. What Is a Stroke?... Read More

Hydrocephalus as it Relates to Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Information

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Hydrocephalus is a Latin word meaning “water on the brain.” About 75% of children with hydrocephalus will have some form of motor disability. This can be in the form of cerebral palsy. The best analogy I can think of to describe the relation between cerebral palsy and... Read More

Pediatric Stroke and Cerebral Palsy

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

By John Lehman Most people think strokes affect only adults, but they can also occur in children, even before birth. In fact, pediatric stroke is one of the leading causes of death in children. Children who have suffered from a pediatric stroke also have a high chance of developing cerebral palsy. Like cerebral palsy, pediatric... Read More

Fetal Heart Monitoring: How Mistakes Happen in Labor and Delivery

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

By Giles Manley, MD, JD CPFN Medical Advisor Electronic fetal heart monitoring is used in nearly all hospital births in the U.S. The technology has been around for decades. But medical records of brain-injured infants I review each week frequently show that although fetal monitoring was showing the baby was experiencing high levels of distress... Read More

Advice to Expecting Parents about Assisted Delivery Using Vacuum Extraction

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

By Giles Manley, MD, JD CPFN Medical Advisor When a mother is unable to deliver a child on her own, assistive equipment may be used to help speed the birthing process. Because the need for vacuum extraction (VE) is always a possibility during childbirth, parents need to be aware of what it entails and what... Read More

Pitocin and Its Ties to Cerebral Palsy

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Updates

By Stacey Bucklin CP Family Network Editor View similar stories. Pitocin is the synthetic version of a naturally occurring hormone called oxytocin that is produced by a woman’s body during labor and delivery. It is used to induce labor or to speed up (augment) natural labor. It may also be administered to help a mother... Read More

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