Low Birth Weight Directory
A low birth weight, found in preemies and sometimes in full-term babies, is of concern to doctors and parents alike. A low birth weight is associated with many conditions later in life such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Treatments are available for infants with low birth weight. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how low birth weight occurs, how to treat it, and much more.
What Is Cerebral Palsy? What Causes It?
Learn more about cerebral palsy, one of the most common causes of chronic childhood disability.
What Are the Treatments for Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy affects every child in a different way, so there are many options for treatment. Learn how different therapies can help to improve lives in different ways.
What Are the Symptoms and Types of Cerebral Palsy?
What are the different types of cerebral palsy, and how you might be able to spot signs of CP in your baby.
Can You Prevent Cerebral Palsy?
There’s no sure-fire way to prevent cerebral palsy, a disease that prevents people from controlling their muscles. But parents can help protect babies from some conditions that may lead to it.