The likelihood of developing cerebral palsy was not lower among children born via cesarean delivery compared with those born naturally, Australian researchers reported in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Without sufficient evidence, most cerebral palsy cases have been attributed to low levels of oxygen or trauma at birth, lead researcher Alastair MacLennan said. The researchers said that environmental triggers or genetics may be involved, but additional studies are needed to confirm the cause, researchers noted.

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