Birth Injuries

Cerebral Palsy And Preeclampsia

If a baby develops cerebral palsy, it is likely through an injury to the brain. In some circumstances, a cerebral palsy diagnosis can be due to genetics (unknown causes in some cases), but a brain injury at birth can also be the cause of a subsequent cerebral palsy diagnosis in a baby. A baby suffering from birth asphyxia can lead to a brain injury. Birth asphyxia can be caused by a reduction in oxygen to the baby, which in turn can be the cause of a brain injury and cerebral palsy. If a mother has difficulty controlling her blood pressure due to preeclampsia, this can lead to blood and oxygen problems in the baby, which in turn can lead to the baby suffering from a brain injury.

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