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Cerebral palsy in babies affects normal growth and development, specifically the ability to learn how to move and control the body. It’s the most common cause of movement disorders for children.
Dignity Health Southern California doctors and staff offer compassionate care for a range of fetal conditions. For more information about cerebral palsy in children in Long Beach, Northridge, Downtown LA, Glendale, and San Bernardino, use our Find a Doctor search tool.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy in babies vary but can include:
A baby with cerebral palsy may show signs in one part of the body, such as the arms but not legs. It may not be visible at birth, specifically in premature infants.
For more about these symptoms, meet with a Dignity Health doctor at a location near you:
Cerebral palsy may be caused by:
Sometimes, the cause of cerebral palsy isn’t known.
While there’s no cure for cerebral palsy, you can lower your child’s risk of developing it with these steps:
If your child has cerebral palsy, treatment at Dignity Health Southern California may include:
With your doctor’s support you can better understand the needs of your child and the available medical treatments.
Our dedicated Dignity Health doctors offer personal care with humankindness for cerebral palsy in children in Southern California.