Expectant parents in Newton who are preparing for the birth of a child will have many natural concerns about the baby. For some, their concerns center around what kind of parents they will be and how they will adapt to a growing family. Some, however, will be confronted with a child who is suffering from birth injuries. Cerebral palsy is one particular issue that might make it necessary for the child to have long-term care. There will also be significant financial outlays to care for such a child.
Research is examining the incidence of cerebral palsy, and has found that the number of babies born with cerebral palsy has remained static for the last few decades. However, it also claims that problems pre-birth might be a larger factor. Such issues as restriction in fetal growth, issues with the placenta and genetic factors could be linked to many of the babies developing cerebral palsy. Out of the two-thirds of babies who were born suffering from cerebral palsy, almost all -- 96 percent -- were born after 35 weeks gestation.