Can a delay in performing a cesarean section (C-section) contribute to a child’s cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy can be caused by many factors, one of which is lack of oxygen during labor and delivery. In order to determine oxygen levels, Physicians monitor the baby’s heart rate. If a doctor sees a slowed or irregular rate they may require an emergency cesarean section. Delay in requiring a cesarean section when the baby is displaying signs of… more »