Complications of Birth that increase a child’s chance of developing Cerebral Palsy

Complications that increase a child’s chance of developing Cerebral Palsy can arise during pregnancy or during labor and delivery. Newborns are assigned an Apgar score. Learn what your child’s score means.

What complications can occur during birth?

Complications that increase a child’s chance of developing Cerebral Palsy can arise during pregnancy or during labor and delivery. Formerly, it was believed a complicated birth (in combination with asphyxia) was the sole cause of Cerebral Palsy. Now it’s known that complicated birth in combination with asphyxia accounts only for a relatively small percentage of Cerebral Palsy cases, less than 10%.

Research indicates that events occurring during fetal development can also cause complicated delivery.

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