C. Causes of Global Developmental Delay

Some causes of Global developmental delay are:

- Complications during pregnancy:
- Heavy bleeding during pregnancy
- Excessive vomiting
- High BP
- Presence of infectious diseases such as rubella
- Ingestion of alcohol during pregnancy

Complications at/ after birth:

- Lack of oxygen
- Delayed/ absent birth cry
- Low birth weight
- Premature birth
- Trauma during birth
- Cord prolapse
- Infections like meningitis, jaundice

Environmental factors:

- Lead poisoning
- Poor nutrition
- Genetic conditions:
- Fragile X syndrome
- Down syndrome