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1.Cereberal Palsy is not a disease or a birth defect.
2.No two people are affected the same way.
3.The conditions can improve or worse throughout maturity.
5.You can work a job.
6.CP is more common in boys than girls. For every 1.4 boys effected by cerebral palsy, 1 girl will have CP. For every 100 girls, 140 boys will have CP.

Difficulties Caused by Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy causes everyday life to become more complicated, and difficult to complete everyday tasks. By understanding the difficulties, one may go through while dealing with Cerebral Palsy. It will help us understand how serious someone’s’ condition can be. Conditions can be as severe as paralysis of the body needing almost full assistance to move around, use the bathroom, and shower. It may be difficult to understand these people due to their difficult speaking. Less severe conditions allow someone patients to be able to wheel chair themselves around, speak with minor disorders, and use the bathroom without assistance.

Symptoms and Causes of Cerebral Palsy !

Causes of Cerebral Palsy
• Preterm birth
• infection during the pregnancy
• multiple births
• low birth weight
• brain injury or anything that could cause a decrease in oxygen while in womb or during birth
o Ex. Child being choked by umbilical cord

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
• Floppy or rigid limbs
• Difficulty with bodily movement
• Problems with coordination
• Difficulty walking
• Stiff muscles
• Problems with speech
• Drooling
• Leaking of urine
• Paralysis

I am only a college student who has researched this subject. I am not a professional nor a doctor. This information is only to give you a brief understand of Cerebral Palsy. Feel free to share, or comment on my post if you feel it was helpful to you. Also comment any information you feel I should have included.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a condition caused by damage to the brain during pregnancy, before, or after birth. Any injury to the child can cause a malformation of the brain. How it interacts with the child’s’ motor skills and intellectual capability can vary. They are dependent on how severe the damage is, where the injury occurred, and the nature of the injury. Causing speech disorders, difficulty with bodily movements, problems with coordination, & being incapable of taking care of oneself. This term refers to multiple disorders that affect a person’s mobility. I am not a healthcare professional just a college student trying to spread awareness for expecting parents, and healthcare providers.