March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!!! Cerebral Palsy is usually caused by brain damage before birth, or soon after from lack of oxygen/blood, prematurity or sometimes infections like meningitis. It's not contagious and it is not genetic. there are a lot of different kinds of CP- Sterling has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy; spastic means he has issues with his muscles getting tight, quadriplegia means it affects all four limbs. His was caused by twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
Could mutations and inherited genes play a role in cerebral palsy? Faulty genes as possible cause of hemiplegic cerebral palsy
Genetic causes of cerebral palsy trump birth causes
Genetic causes of cerebral palsy trump birth causes, June 2, 2015. Cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading researchers to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary litigation against obstetric staff.