Posts in 'Causes of Cerebral Palsy'

C-Section and Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy

An estimated one in three women gives birth via cesarean section in the United States alone. While this method of birth is certainly common, it doesn’t come without risks. Understanding these risks and the effect a C-section can have on both you and your child is an important part of preparing for your labor and... Read More

Conditions and Injuries That Cause Children to Develop Cerebral Palsy

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Children develop cerebral palsy when their cerebral motor cortex development is impaired or when it is damaged. Various conditions and injuries can trigger abnormal development or damage developing brains. These problems can occur before birth, during birth, and in the first few years of a child’s life, when the young brain is developing. These issues... 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

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

What to Know About Anoxia and Its Role in Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

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

Can Jaundice Cause Brain Damage in Newborns?

Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Many new parents think that since jaundice is quite common, it isn’t serious and will clear up by itself. While it’s true that many newborns have minimal jaundice, severe jaundice can sometimes cause brain damage and lead to cerebral palsy. You may want to watch out for several risk factors and signs that your child... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?