Re: Newbie here- question about newborn with CP
The fits are 'normal' for a newborn. Babies can be irratable and do this for lots of reasons. Colic maybe. BUT consdering the damage then just be aware. The first sign of my sons CP was developmental delay, he did not smile until around 14 weeks, he didn't roll over etc.
As a baby some things seem to run common for babys with CP - Please remember these are not hard and fast rules, every CP case is very different. My son didn't like to lye flat on his back , he found it uncomfortable, he arched hs back in certain positions which was a CP reaction. He wouldn't lay under a baby gym alone, or play with toys, he wasn't interested in much apart from sleeping until around 8 mths. He struggled to feed, didn't sit up. Couldn't breast feed. Aparently these are 'claasic' early signs.
Was your baby full term? As far as I understand if baby was premature, the brain is unpredictable, anything goes, and there is no predicting it. But if baby was full term, then they will be expecting more fits and probably further fitting - maybe the screams? In my humble opinion (as a mother of a boy with CP) I would ask to get it checked. My son had an EEG which lasted a few hours to follow his brain activity whist he had a 'zone out' moment (he gets them alot) They can see if its problematic then or normal newborn colic. Just an idea.
But to reassure you, somethings will be normal, others not, every child is different and the brain is so complicated they only seem to be able to tell you limited until babys brain is older - it does not finish developing until 2.
Hope this helps