Does Cerebral Palsy Affect Ability to Have Children?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disability usually physical in nature. Typically it is not diagnosed until the child misses their milestones such as sitting up, rolling over etc.

i want to make it clear that CP is not contagious and you technically can’t get it later in life

Yes, it is possible, but you will most likely be considered high risk because of your own CP that from what i have heard will pretty make you high risk

To my knowledge, there is no way to pass cerebral palsy on to your child

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when is cerebral palsy diagnosed

Cerebral palsy is typically diagnosed later in life than you may expect. Professionals can’t diagnose until the child has missed some of their developmental milestones. Because its missing those milestones that acts as the indicator of diagnosing cerebral palsy.

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Cerebral Palsy Teens

I think it’s safe to say that growing up as a teenager is difficult at the best of times. But imagine you are a teenager with a disability that holds a whole host of other challenges.
I think one of the interesting components to having a disability during adolescence is that it gives you a unique perspective on things around you. At the same time however, I think having the disability can make you feel alone and isolated in your teen years. Not to mention, the way you achieve activities of daily living is often different than your peers , which I assume only attribute to feeling different.
Here’s a few suggestions I have that may help you.
Recognized as being different men’s you are unique and there’s nothing wrong with that. I understand that being different is difficult but honestly if we were all the same the world would be boring
Understand that it is going to take you considerably longer than your peers to accomplish the same task. This is just because you’re cerebral palsy inhibits you
Don’t forget that even though you have a disability your still a teenager, and honestly the role of a teenager is to have fun!

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how common is cerebral palsy

Since I been blogging I get asked a lot of the same questions over and over and over again. And it occurred to me that I don’t think I have ever answer this question because its not something that has ever truly mattered to me because my cerebral palsy is a fact of my life that I can’t change and I realized that all of you were interested in the answer for whatever the reason, so today am answering the question: how common is cerebral palsy?

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april fools

happy april fools yall

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how to help children with communication disabilities break down barriers

I think as a person with a disability, we have an innate ability to learn to adapt.  I think we don’t even realize that we adopt in the process of living with a  complex disability such as carp. I think, though I can’t speak from personal experience, but I think it would be socially difficult to live in a world of silence or a world where you can’t freely communicate and have to rely on technology to be your voice on an ongoing basis. .

I think the one benefit of being a child using technology to communicate, compared to adult that has for one reason or another adopted this form of communication later in life is that this is all the child has known,ma they don’t grieve the lost of an ability that the adults in their life the way adults do because its all they have ever known.

It is through observation that I can tell you that children are fast moving when they play to me this is a barrier if you’re a child with a physical disability and have a barrier to communication because being unable to communicate isolates you, because honestly kids simply don’t understand what is different from themselves.

For anyone change and differences are scary. Adults desperately want the kids in their lives to feel included. But I have some harsh news for all you adults.

I am unaware of a solution, you can’t force kids to play together, even if you offer ideas of inclusive play. You can only suggest it doesn’t mean that the kids will want to play in a way that will include the kid with a disability.

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being creative helps you learn to adapt

I like to think I am a creative person, do you? I honestly never thought of myself as a creative person until i started the blog. I think before I began blogging I think of creative to mean in a visual sense like painting or other art forms. But since I have been blogging my thoughts on this has generally broadened. Continue reading

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happy easter

just wanted to say happy easter everyone

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technology helps with inclusion

I often think about what my life would have been like if I was born era. Because I was born a very small premature and my birth weight was nearly unheard of.
I survived and now I am grateful to be born in the era that I am because honestly without the medical technology I wouldn’t have made it. Now, I see the beauty of technology, in a different light.
If you look back in history about how society treated the disabled a common theme emerges one of isolation and exclusion and honestly a general lack of overall understanding. But in my time I am happy to say that that has for the most part changed for the better. Continue reading

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Spasticity; my love hate relationship with it

Spasticity is a common thing for people with cerebral palsy, everyone with cerebral palsy is impacted differently, even if the diagnosis is the same. It is described as tight muscles which would make sense, because the vast majority of us are stuck living with tight muscles.

I think it’s a problem for us who live with cp because there is no known solution just management tools. Basically, there’s not much a person with cerebral palsy can do but live with it. The only solution I can think of is to talk to your doctor and seek some form of medication. For me I find this a source of frustration in my life.

I use my spasticity to help me stand, I didn’t realize this consciously until I got sick and was building up my strength, my legs felt like spaghetti for literally weeks and I was convinced they had me on some medication that was some form of muscle relaxant that was causing my muscles to be so weak. It wasn’t I was just that weak and my spasticity did come back and I am getting back to where I was physically I got sick.

I honestly wish I had an answer for everyone, myself included. But I want to know in the comments below how do you deal with tight muscles in your own life. Do you take any meds for it? I don’t and never have. If you have solutions that you think will help others please share and lets help others in the comments below.

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