Cerebral Palsy Prevention
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
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- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
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How to Prevent Cerebral Palsy
Several of the causes of cerebral palsy that have been identified through research are preventable or treatable:
- Before getting pregnant, receive a vaccination for rubella.
- Seek out early prenatal care.
- Receive testing for blood-type problems. Get treatment if tests reveal incompatible blood types.
- Do not Tobacco Use Disorder , drink Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism , or use drugs while pregnant.
- Put the baby in a child safety seat when in the car.
- Insist that the child wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
- Seek help if you have or want to hurt the child.
- Keep poisons away from your child.
- Closely supervise bathing.
- Get your child immunized at the recommended time.
- If your baby becomes sick, call the doctor right away.
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