We read mostly about cerebral palsy that it is a serious medical condition that can disrupt the wellbeing of your child. Though there are different types of CP, yet they all lead to motor coordination, speech difficulty, or seizure activity.
Most of the time, we see that this condition occurs during the birth process but we may not detect its symptoms and signs at that time. Therefore you may wonder if your child’s cerebral palsy was preventable.
Cause of Cerebral Palsy
There can be many causes of cerebral palsy but ultimately it results from an injury to the brain. During the delivery process, some preventable causes such as Lack of oxygen during labor or delivery or untreated low blood sugar may lead to cerebral palsy in your child. The disorder may cause due to medical mismanagement as well. In this article, we will discuss 4 preventable causes of your child’s cerebral palsy.
Delay in delivery
When delivery stops progressing, the cesarean section may become necessary. However in some cases due to mismanagement or other reasons the emergency cesarean section follows a delayed delivery. Therefore the delayed delivery might cause a risk for developing cerebral palsy in your baby.
Meconium is the first stool your baby passes after birth. However, in some cases, meconium comes out before the baby comes out. When the baby inhales this meconium, he/she may suffer from birth asphyxia. The infant may develop lung infection which makes him/her more vulnerable to cerebral palsy.
Injuries to the Head
During the birth process, medical mismanagements can increase the risk of cerebral palsy in your child. A traumatic birth can not only pose threats to the mother but also for the child. The risk of a diagnosis of cerebral palsy may increase when the infant sustains a head injury during the delivery. These types of injuries may be caused by the improper use of birth assistive tools or lack of proper care during labor or delivery.
Maternal infections are one of the major causes of cerebral palsy in infants. When a pregnant mother suffers from fever or any kind of viral/bacterial infection, the fetus develops infection or fever as well. The mother’s body releases a high quantity of cytokines to fight inflammation which might cause oxygen deprivation in the body of the infant. Therefore the child may become more vulnerable to cerebral palsy.
All these causes we discussed are preventable. So if you are a parent and want to ensure that your child does not develop cerebral palsy, you can take note of these 4 points to prevent them. Whether it’s medical mismanagements or complexity in the delivery process, you can take control of these causes.
The road to life is not straight. Here, we have to pass through many curves. But some people are extraordinary and have to go through many zigzag paths in life. Yes, I am talking about those who have any physical/mental disability. If an ordinary person faces so many challenges in life, think what kind of challenges a disabled person faces in his/her life when you are different from others, it is difficult for you to live with others. You are made fun of, people look at you with pity. People always think that you are not like them; it means that you can’t accomplish what they can. Are they right? See, this may be their thinking, but not necessarily right.
The truth is that people, who are physically challenged, have a high appetite for success. Therefore if a physically disabled person achieves something, he/she sets a benchmark not only for other disabled persons but also for everyone in society. When it comes to cerebral palsy, it is a disorder of the brain that leads to weak movement, muscle tone, and posture. It occurs in the immature brain when it develops before birth. People with cerebral palsy are not like them whom we see everywhere. These people are special and whatever they do becomes special.
Chris Lenart and his friend Lisa Cesel together authored the book ‘they said we couldn’t’, that is about the lives of two extraordinary human beings with cerebral palsy. Here are 4 things that you are going to get from this book for your life.
Chris says that he was not an ordinary child right after his birth. He has co-authored the book “They said we couldn’t”, where they have described the story of their lives. You will get motivation from this book because they have written down about their accomplishments, challenges, and lifestyle.
The life story of a person with cerebral palsy becomes a guide for the parents of children with cerebral palsy disorder. In “They said we couldn’t” Chris and Lisa have shared all the practical knowledge about how they accomplished success in their life with Cerebral Palsy. Their lifestyle, attitude, and thought process will no doubt help you know about Cerebral palsy.
Many people in this world are facing depression and stress in their life. Therefore most of them are becoming hopeless in life. The book ‘They said we couldn’t’ give you hope when you know how the lives of two amazing souls with cerebral palsy unfold and teaches us how to live.
When you read about the life of Chris Lenart as an advocate of disability awareness, you will come to know what courage is. How he faces the public as a motivational speaker and delivers them the message of love and courage will no doubt fascinate you. You will get the strength in your life to face challenges and accomplish success. More info
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