Can a person with cerebral palsy have a baby?

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Can a person with cerebral palsy have a baby?

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answered Sep 23, 2023 by lightsensor (22,310 points)
A person with cerebral palsy can have a baby although people with more severe cerebral palsy may have trouble getting pregnant and it increases the risk of having a baby born with health issues.

Cerebral palsy does not run in families although genetic influences can cause small effects on many genes.

The organs that cerebral palsy affects are the brain, central nervous system, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and peripheral nervous system.

Cerebral palsy can affect a persons nervous system functions such as thinking, seeing, hearing, learning and movement.

You cannot reverse or cure cerebral palsy as there's not cure or other treatment for cerebral palsy that can reverse or cure it.

Cerebral palsy is not genetic although research has shown that hereditary factors can predispose someone to being being born with cerebral palsy.

The age at which cerebral palsy is diagnosed is between 1 year to 2 years of age or during the first or second year after the birth of the child.

The medication that people with cerebral palsy take are Baclofen, Botox, Nerve Blocks, Benzodiazepines, Muscle Relaxants, Anti Inflammatory medications, Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants.

Cerebral palsy does not cause mental illness although some people with cerebral palsy may also have mental illness but it's not from the cerebral palsy itself.

Cerebral palsy does not affect intelligence although some people with cerebral palsy may also have other mental health issues and development delays.

However some people with cerebral palsy also are very intelligent.

Some people with cerebral palsy can walk without assistance if they have a mild form of cerebral palsy although people with more severe cerebral palsy may never walk and need assistance to walk or be in a wheelchair.

The mildest form of cerebral palsy is level 1 cerebral palsy and level 5 cerebral palsy is the most severe.

People with the mildest form of cerebral palsy are usually able to walk and perform activities without assistance.

A child cannot grow out of cerebral palsy as cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition that will affect the person for the rest of their life.

The 3 early signs of cerebral palsy are abnormal posture, abnormal muscle tone and developmental delays.

Cerebral palsy is a disability and is one of the most common motor disabilities in childhood that affects a person for life.

Having Cerebral palsy can make it difficult or even impossible for some to work and keep a job.

Most people with Cerebral palsy will easily qualify for disability payments especially if they have a more severe form of Cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition, and there is no cure for cerebral palsy.

However, cerebral palsy is also not progressive, which means cerebral palsy does not get worse over time.

Some of the associated conditions with cerebral palsy however may worsen.

Treatments cannot cure cerebral palsy, but they can improve symptoms, functioning, and quality of life of a person with cerebral palsy.

A person with a moderate to severe case of Cerebral Palsy will qualify for SSDI benefits as opposed to SSI benefits because there is a provision in the law that allows individuals that are disabled before they are 22 years old to collect SSDI benefits from their parent's work record.

Cerebral Palsy does not on its own affect a person's intelligence.

However, as many as 30-50% of children with CP have some form of cognitive impairment caused by a coexisting condition.

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage or abnormal development in the parts of the brain that control movement.

These events can happen before, during, or shortly after birth or in the first few years of life, when the brain is still developing.

In many cases the exact cause of cerebral palsy is not known.

In general, cerebral palsy causes impaired movement associated with exaggerated reflexes, floppiness or spasticity of the limbs and trunk, unusual posture, involuntary movements, unsteady walking, or some combination of these.

The signs of cerebral palsy include.

Delays in reaching development milestones – for example, not sitting by 8 months or not walking by 18 months.
Seeming too stiff or too floppy (hypotonia)
Weak arms or legs.
Fidgety, jerky or clumsy movements.
Random, uncontrolled movements.
Muscle spasms.
Shaking hands (tremors)

Children born with cerebral palsy can expect to live between 30 and 70 years on average.

People with the longest life expectancy usually have more mobility, better medical care and adaptive equipment and greater autonomy and independence.

A child cannot grow out of cerebral palsy as cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition that will affect the person for the rest of their life.

The 3 early signs of cerebral palsy are abnormal posture, abnormal muscle tone and developmental delays.

Cerebral palsy is a disability and is one of the most common motor disabilities in childhood that affects a person for life.

Having Cerebral palsy can make it difficult or even impossible for some to work and keep a job.

Most people with Cerebral palsy will easily qualify for disability payments especially if they have a more severe form of Cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition, and there is no cure for cerebral palsy.

However, cerebral palsy is also not progressive, which means cerebral palsy does not get worse over time.

Some of the associated conditions with cerebral palsy however may worsen.

Treatments cannot cure cerebral palsy, but they can improve symptoms, functioning, and quality of life of a person with cerebral palsy.

A person with a moderate to severe case of Cerebral Palsy will qualify for SSDI benefits as opposed to SSI benefits because there is a provision in the law that allows individuals that are disabled before they are 22 years old to collect SSDI benefits from their parent's work record.

Cerebral Palsy does not on its own affect a person's intelligence.

However, as many as 30-50% of children with CP have some form of cognitive impairment caused by a coexisting condition.

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage or abnormal development in the parts of the brain that control movement.

These events can happen before, during, or shortly after birth or in the first few years of life, when the brain is still developing.

In many cases the exact cause of cerebral palsy is not known.

In general, cerebral palsy causes impaired movement associated with exaggerated reflexes, floppiness or spasticity of the limbs and trunk, unusual posture, involuntary movements, unsteady walking, or some combination of these.

The signs of cerebral palsy include.

Delays in reaching development milestones – for example, not sitting by 8 months or not walking by 18 months.
Seeming too stiff or too floppy (hypotonia)
Weak arms or legs.
Fidgety, jerky or clumsy movements.
Random, uncontrolled movements.
Muscle spasms.
Shaking hands (tremors)

Children born with cerebral palsy can expect to live between 30 and 70 years on average.

People with the longest life expectancy usually have more mobility, better medical care and adaptive equipment and greater autonomy and independence.

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