Link between autism and childbirth?

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Link between autism and childbirth?
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Tue, 08-20-2013 - 10:32pm

I thought this was interesting, and I wonder if there really is a link between autism and inductions.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2013/08/12/autism-and-childbirth-a-link

The article states:

Kids born to women who received drugs to help start or accelerate labor, researchers found, face an elevated risk of later being diagnosed with autism or a related cognitive disorder. The increase was small, but with millions of children born each year nationwide, it could be significant.

Have you heard about this yet?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-18-2003
Tue, 09-17-2013 - 7:28pm

Yes I have heard of it. I have been seeing a correlation between managed births and anything on the autism spectrum. It sort of creeps me out. I hope there are more studies done about this.

Gail