4 doctors weighed in:

Are certain babies at greater risk for motor development delays?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development.
Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at age 2, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development.

In brief: Yes

Maternal Cocaine and alcohol addiction are 2 things that can place infants at risk for delays in motor development.
Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at age 2, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thank
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes. Any genetic,

epigenetic, teratogenic or other disorder that alters fetal brain development from 3 weeks after conception - term ^es risk of cerebral palsy.
Near the end of the 2nd trimester, white matter surrounding the ventricles of the brain is particularly susceptible to damage from drops in blood flow & oxygen: thus, Very Low Birth Weight Infants have an ^ed incidence of CP. These are a few risk factors.

In brief: Yes. Any genetic,

epigenetic, teratogenic or other disorder that alters fetal brain development from 3 weeks after conception - term ^es risk of cerebral palsy.
Near the end of the 2nd trimester, white matter surrounding the ventricles of the brain is particularly susceptible to damage from drops in blood flow & oxygen: thus, Very Low Birth Weight Infants have an ^ed incidence of CP. These are a few risk factors.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors