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Cerebral palsy is the most common movement disorder in children. It is caused by abnormal brain development before birth or brain damage before, during or just after birth. Parts of the brain that control movement are affected in children with cerebral palsy.
Dignity Health North State excels in medical and supportive care for babies born with cerebral palsy or other fetal conditions. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, our skilled doctors and nurses offer excellent maternity and prenatal care at these locations:
Even women with uncomplicated pregnancies can give birth to a baby with health problems, including cerebral palsy. For family-centered care of babies with cerebral palsy in Northern California, Find a Doctor today.
The cause of cerebral palsy in children is abnormal brain development or damage from such conditions as:
At Dignity Health North State, we help reduce the risk of cerebral palsy by identifying potential problems during regular checkups throughout your pregnancy and during labor and delivery.
Cerebral palsy symptoms in babies may not be obvious at birth. This is especially true for preterm infants. In general, cerebral palsy symptoms in infants include:
Signs of cerebral palsy in older children can include poor balance, lack of coordination, problems with speech, vision, and hearing, and learning delays.
If your baby has cerebral palsy, your doctor will help you understand your child’s needs and available medical treatments. There is no cure, but early intervention is key to living well with cerebral palsy.
Your child’s long-term treatment options may include:
At Dignity Health North State, the trusted partnership we develop with our patients and families helps children with cerebral palsy overcome challenges and grow into adults. Talk to your doctor for more information about personalized care for babies with cerebral palsy in Northern California.
Dignity Health North State offers comprehensive, long-term health care for infants and children with cerebral palsy in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.