Life With A Side Of Autism

LIFE WITH A SIDE OF AUTISM

Monday, August 12, 2013

A New Study Shows That Induced Labor May Have A Tie To Autism

This has been studied numerous times in smaller groups, but the largest study of its kind stretching over 8 years and 625,042 births suggests that there may be a tie between labor induction or hastening and autism, particularly with male babies.

Yikes.

My David was a scheduled c-section, and they induced labor a full week before my due date. I don't know whether that made a difference or not, but I guess the study shows it was a possibility.

And once again, the autism mom guilt rears its ugly head. What if? Why didn't I? I should have known....

I know, I know, I couldn't have known. But maybe with more studies like this, we can all know and make informed choices.

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