Thursday, January 13, 2011

Did You Know Causes of Cerebral Palsy?

Did you know causes of cerebral palsy?

We had some friends whose son was born with cerebral palsy. They said it was a "lack of oxygen to the brain." There are apparently several causes to cerebral palsy. There are some genetic conditions that result in CP, Rh incompatibility and even a kidney infection in the mother can lead to a child born with CP. Toxicity (drug or alcohol use during pregnancy), severe jaundice in the early weeks of life and severe physical trauma to the mother during pregnancy can be factors in CP. Oxygen shortage, failure to recognize and treat seizures post delivery, a C section performed "too late", improper use of forceps or excessive use of vacuum equipment can all also result in a child's CP.

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