Risk factors after birth

images (4)Risk factors for developing CP just after birth or within the first 2 or 3 years of life are related to brain damage. They include:

A serious illness, such as severe jaundice, meningitis, or lead poisoning (very rare).
A serious head injury from an accident or fall. This includes injury to a baby from shaking, throwing, or other force (shaken baby syndrome).
Lack of oxygen to brain tissues, such as the result of a brain tumor or a near-drowning incident.
Having some kinds of blood-clotting or genetic problems.

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