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What will cause term baby brain damage?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many R unexplained

Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.
)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs.

In brief: Many R unexplained

Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.
)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry

In brief: Several things

The most common would be lack of oxygen, head injury, infection or stroke or bleed (these lst two are rare unless there is a congenital problem).

In brief: Several things

The most common would be lack of oxygen, head injury, infection or stroke or bleed (these lst two are rare unless there is a congenital problem).
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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