Cerebral Palsy In Infants
There are some medical conditions or events that can happen during pregnancy and delivery that may increase a baby’s risk of being Cerebral Palsy In Infants (CP). These risks include: Premature babies (born less than 37 weeks into pregnancy) and babies weighing less than 5 ½ pounds at birth have a much higher risk Cerebral Palsy In Infants of developing cerebral palsy than full-term, heavier weight babies. Cerebral Palsy In Infants at very early gestational ages are especially at risk.
Multiple births: Twins, triplets, and other multiple births even those born at term are linked to an increased risk of Cerebral Palsy In Infants. The death of a baby’s twin or triplet further increases the risk.
Infections during pregnancy: Infections such as toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes, can infect the womb and placenta. Inflammation triggered by infection may then go on to damage the developing nervous system in an unborn baby. Maternal fever during pregnancy or delivery can also set off this kind of inflammatory response.
Blood type incompatibility between mother and child. Rh incompatibility is a condition that develops when a mother’s Rh blood type is different from the blood type of her baby. The mother’s system doesn’t tolerate the baby’s different blood type and her body will begin to make antibodies that will attack and kill her baby’s blood cells, which can cause brain damage.