Autism Research Regarding Induced Labor

Author: mom_to_one, 08 27th, 2013

0715autism_childRecently, two new studies have determined that pregnancy can be a very important period of time in regards to what leads to an autism spectrum disorder in a child. One of these studies suggested that induced labor may have a connection to autism. Another study showed that those who lack a thyroid hormone called thyroxine during pregnancy are more likely to have autistic children.

There have been a number of studies done by autism research scientists who have associated induced labor with an increased risk in autism. However, the belief stands that the fact that labor needs to be induced is likely associated with this risk, rather than any of the methods used to speed up labor. In other words, there is likely a problem during the pregnancy that is leading to both sped-up labor and autism in children.

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