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Cerebral palsy or physical disability more common in firstborn child?
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Birth order is not a specific risk factor for cerebral palsy.
It is however more likely to occur in children born prematurely.

In brief: No
Birth order is not a specific risk factor for cerebral palsy.
It is however more likely to occur in children born prematurely.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not birth order
No, the birth order has no bearing on physical disability or cerebral palsy.
There are many other variables that come into play for that type of morbidity (e.g., birthing, trauma, infection, inherited disorder, etc.).

In brief: Not birth order
No, the birth order has no bearing on physical disability or cerebral palsy.
There are many other variables that come into play for that type of morbidity (e.g., birthing, trauma, infection, inherited disorder, etc.).
David Escobar
David Escobar
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