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What is the percentage/risk of one or more babies having cerebral palsy with triplets?

What is the percentage/risk of one or more babies having cerebral palsy with triplets?

3.1% for all & 8% : For 1 triplet to have cp. Drops in blood flow/oxygen to the fetal brains any time during pregnancy, but most commonly near the end of the 2nd trimester through labor & delivery increase the risk, as does delivery at. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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How to tell if my baby has cerebral palsy or hypotonia?

How to tell if my baby has cerebral palsy or hypotonia?

Observation/time: These features are hard to detect early, but they become more apparent with age. Hypotonia describes a looseness within the muscles that make them less capable of sustaining normal posture or movement. These kids often slip through your hands if you pick them up at the armpits.The abnormal stiffness or ratchety movement of CP is detected when the kid is old enough to start moving independently. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my new baby being born with cerebral palsy, just as a random case?

What are the chances of my new baby being born with cerebral palsy, just as a random case?

Quoted risk 5/1000: The basic risk of any pregnancy for unexpected outcome is ~4% which includes the 5/1000 risk of cerebral palsy. If concerned, a detailed review of your family tree and personal health with a geneticist may shed light on your personal risks for specific issues. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a baby knowing my partner would more than likely pass on cerebral palsy or osteogenesis imperfecta or downs syndrome to the baby?

What to do if I have a baby knowing my partner would more than likely pass on cerebral palsy or osteogenesis imperfecta or downs syndrome to the baby?

Confusing question: Neither cerebral palsy or Down syndrome are passed to the next generation.To know the risk for osteogenesis imperfecta would require the actual form,There are more than a dozen, and some are dominant and some recessive. Sounds like you should consult with a medical geneticist to see what the true risks would be in your situation. ...Read more

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23w pregnant. Petrified baby will be born with a severe disability such as cerebral palsy. Are the odds high?

23w pregnant. Petrified baby will be born with a severe disability such as cerebral palsy. Are the odds high?

Realistic risks: Every pregnancy at any age has a background of potential risks. Add them all up and they reach 4% including all types of defects, prematurity, newborn illnesses, etc. That means 96% will have a good outcome.If you have a specific risk brought about by an illness or genetic factor that adds a slight amount. You may want to talk it over with a genetic counselor who can be more specific for your case. ...Read more

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My 2nd and 3rd babies were born with severe milk allergies. Correlates to prenatal milk intake? Could it of caused my 2nds cerebral palsy?

Don't blame yourself: Cerebral palsy is an unfortunate outcome with poorly understood causes. Many causes have been speculated, but milk allergy is not one of them. The vast majority of cases have no definite cause. Milk sensitivity and milk allergy are common problems and may be minor and easy to manage. They are not the fault of your milk intake. You must not feel at fault! ...Read more

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Explain the condition called infant cerebral palsy.?

Explain the condition called infant cerebral palsy.?

Motor deficit: Cerebral palsy is defined as a disorder of movement & posture caused by an injury to the developing nervous system that occurs before the 3rd birthday.Origins are diverse from oxygen loss in the womb to infections of the brain & more. Impairment interferes with smooth control large or small movements. There can be additional separate issues but CP focuses on the movement. ...Read more

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How soon after my child is born will I know if she has cerebral palsy?

It depends : There are certain milestones that we look for, among them head control, independent sitting, the achievement of mature reflexes and the loss of immature reflexes. Your pediatrician will monitor for these and make referrals as necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Cerebral Palsy (Definition)

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders characterized by motor and postural dysfunction. These disorders are non progressive, meaning that the motor problems do not get worse over time. Spastic diplegia is the most common type of cerebral palsy and is characterized by increased muscle ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more