D. Causes of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is caused due to abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain usually before birth, but sometimes during or after birth.

Some causes of CP are:
- Genetic reasons
- Infections during pregnancy
- Inadequate blood supply to the developing brain at the fetal stage
- Hemorrhage in the brain in the womb or as a newborn
- Complications during delivery
- Infections after birth that cause damage to the brain
- Head injury to an infant as a result of an accident or fall
- Lack of oxygen to the brain