New Research Finds Link Between Maternal Obesity and HIE

New research finds that maternal obesity in early pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of birth asphyxia (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) and cerebral palsy. These new findings highlight the importance of informing mothers about potential birth-related complications and risks. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute found that not only does being obese…

University of Michigan Researchers are Recruiting for a Study on Improving OB/GYN Care for Women with Physical Disabilities

Researchers at the University of Michigan Seek Women with Physical Disabilities for Focus Group The University of Michigan’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is seeking the help of women with mobility impairments to help researchers identify how to improve healthcare. Researchers will be conducting paid focus groups with women and adolescents between the ages of…

March is National Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month!

March 1st marks the kickoff of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, culminating in National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day on March 25th. This month, those affected by cerebral palsy, along with their families, will engage in an effort to spread awareness about the diagnosis, celebrate the achievements of those with cerebral palsy, connect related groups together…

World Cerebral Palsy Day Infographic | Detroit, Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys

World Cerebral Palsy Day Today, Wednesday, October 7th, 50 countries and tens of thousands of individuals worldwide will celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day 2015. World CP Day, an annual event held on the first Wednesday of October, brings together people with cerebral palsy, their families, and their supporting organizations. The day’s movements and events are…

Therapy for Cerebral Palsy: The Anat Baniel Method

Anat Baniel’s Workshop for Children with Special Needs & Cerebral Palsy: Therapy for Cerebral Palsy, Brain Re-Mapping, and Improved Movement Anat Baniel is the creator of the “neuromovement approach” to help children with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy be able to move. The foundation of Baniel’s therapy is neuroplasticity, which is the idea that the…

Delayed C-Section Causes Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) and Cerebral Palsy

The Relationship between Delayed Emergency C-Sections, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) and Cerebral Palsy A child has brain damage and cerebral palsy caused by a hospital’s failure to treat his fetal distress as an emergency situation. When the unborn baby boy was being deprived of oxygen, causing birth asphyxia and distress, the hospital delayed his delivery for over…