How can cerebral palsy be prevented?

There is no surefire way to prevent cerebral palsy. The best thing to do is take care of yourself and make every effort to stay healthy while you are pregnant, as many cases of cerebral palsy develop before birth. If you are pregnant, be sure you have been immunized against illnesses that can cause brain damage to the fetus.

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