Cerebral palsy (CP) is the result of damage to brain cells. There are several possible causes for this damage to the brain, they include but are not limited to Asphyxia or Hypoxia -decreased or complete lack of oxygen to the brain. Placental Abruption. Umbilical Cord Complications. Abnormal Fetal Hart Rate. Stroke- brain hemorrhage . Rh incompatibility - blood condition causing the mother's immune cells to attack the fetus. Rh incompatibility often results in the child being jaundice. The doctor should have tested for this.