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.
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.