What kind of a birth injury can lead to cerebral palsy?

See below. Cerebral palsy can be caused by random genetic mutation before the birth, maternal infection during pregnancy, fetal stroke during pregnancy, or a lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery. This is why the baby is constantly monitored during labor to make sure that they are safe and doing well. Cerebral palsy can also occur after birth due to head trauma and/or infections.
Vacuum suction. Vacuum suction assisted delivery is probably the most common cause of bith injury, which results in injury to the infant's central nervous system, ranging from a bleed , infarction of a part of the brain, subdural hematoma and ventricular bleed.

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Is cerebral palsy the result of “birth injury? ” how is different from a “birth defect”?

Not necessarily/lots. CP results from injury to the developing brain anytime from pregnancy to the 3rd birthday.Studies published in the early 80's showed most CP kids had normal pregnancy/labor/delivery& first 3yrs.Birth injury implicated in some. A birth defect involves a malformation like cleft palate or distruction like amnionic band amputation of fingers. Pregnancy involves variable risk. Read more...
Complex question. Cerebral palsy is a description of static dysfunction of muscle control due to brain disorder. About 50% are of unknown cause. About 30% are due to definable developmental defects of the brain. Less than 20% can be associated with birth injury. Birth defects affect 2 to 3% of all children. Most are of heart, kidney, gut, limbs, lip, etc. Defects of the brain may result in cerebral palsy. Read more...
See below. Cerebral palsy can be caused by random genetic mutation before the birth, maternal infection during pregnancy, fetal stroke during pregnancy, or a lack of oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery. This is why the baby is constantly monitored during labor to make sure that they are safe and doing well. A birth defect is usually a genetic abnormality. Read more...
Cerebral palsy is a . Group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by limitations of mobility & hand use. Fetal brain malformations or ?ed blood flow/oxygen can occur from the 3rd week of gestation till term, especially near the end of the 2nd trimester. Asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life accounts for ~ 10 of cases, in whom hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy is diagnosed. Read more...

I was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cerebral palsy which I have from a birth injury. I had a peg tube because I still can't swallow.?

GI dysmotility? Doubt Botox caused swallowing problem. When did that begin? I would recommend getting a second opinion, as birth injury is not usually associated with CP. Did they try nasogastric or nasojejeunal tube feeding? Did a GI doc do an esophageal motility and gastric emptying time study? Do you have other organ system problems, like dysautonomia, muscle/joint pain, autoimmune? Possibly mitochondrial. Read more...

What kind of a doctor error birth can lead to cerebral palsy?

Usually none. Most cerebral palsy isn't due to a medical error but rather to inherited medical conditions. Read more...
Who knows. Karen Nelson & others published data from a review of >30,000 births in the late 70's. She showed more than half of CP cases where symptoms were evident by age 7 had a normal pregnancy, labor, delivery & 1st 3 yrs of life. We worry when babies are deprived of oxygen at delivery & if any doctor decision places baby at risk. However, the real origin of CP in a specific case is often unknowable. Read more...

I have cerebral palsy, and I have a hip prosthesis. Will my hip be affected if I give birth some day?

Not necessarily. Your OB doctor will follow and help you through a future pregnancy. Have a meeting with your Ob/gyn before getting pregnant. Regular physical therapy and as tolerated exercise helps with flexibility of ligaments and muscles too. Read more...

Can cerebral palsy be diagnosed before birth? Which trimester is best for diagnosis?

No. It is thought that cerebral palsy happens during labor. The lack of oxygen during labor is thought to be the culprit, but it's not carved in stone. One way or the other, there is no test to determine cerebral palsy before the baby is born. Read more...
No. Data published in the 70's(50,000 births) showed more than half of kids showing some form of CP by age 7 were the product of a normal pregnancy, labor and delivery. Sometimes a causal event is suspected, but most are unknown & there is no prenatal test that can find it. At best a mom can try to stay healthy,eat right & get good prenatal care. The possibility remains a risk for anyone. Read more...

Is cerebral palsy a usual birth defect caused by in utero stroke?

Possible. It is possible that cerebral palsy may be related to in utero cerebral infarct (stroke) - but there are many causes of cerebral palsy. Here is an article which may be helpful to describe causes of cerebral palsy: http://www.Webmd.Com/brain/understanding-cerebral-palsy-basic-information. Read more...

My niece who was 2 years old, has cerebral palsy since his birth. His doc prefer us to use l-carnitine with the other meds. What's the effect of that?

Helps metbolize fats. Carnitine plays a key role in transporting fats across the mitochondrial membrane. Some individuals with cerebral palsy have genetic metabolic imbalances like glutaric acidemia type 1 that cause carnitine deficiency. But since I do not know the details of your niece's condition, this question can be better answered by her doctor! Read more...