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  • Labour was induced and child has autism diagnosis

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    I heard something on the radio this morning about a new research study into a possible link between induction of labour and Autism. For PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM - Was your labour induced?

    I was induced with DS1 - Autism diagnosis
    Not induced with DS2 - no Autism

    I'm just interested in the possibility. My mother took thalidomide when pregnant with my sister and she has no birth defects, so not everything affects everyone the same way.
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    I was induced with ds - no autism.

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    I was induced with DS1, he has Aspie type traits, no diagnosis though.

    I was not induced with DS2 and he has a diagnosis of Autism.

    I was not induced with the two other ones and they don't have Autism.

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    I was induced with both boys, neither have autism.
    I can't see how there could be a link tbh, I think it's absurd.

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    My son has autism and I was not induced for his birth.

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    I was induced with DD&DS2 (twins) - DS2 has some quirks but no Autism.
    DD no Autism.

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    I was induced with ds..no autism.....

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    I thought I'd post this link as this frightened me a bit since I'm considering induction.

    There's still lots to learn and they still need to figure out if the link to autism and induction is because of the issues that make induction an option in the first place (medical issues with mom like diabetes, issues with baby, etc).

    'It's possible that labor-inducing drugs might increase the risk — or that the problems that lead doctors to start labor explain the results. These include mothers' diabetes and fetal complications, which have previously been linked with autism.'

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/induc...ism-study-says

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    i was induced with DD and no autism

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    I'm confused about this bit in the above link..

    Among autistic boys, almost one-third of the mothers had labor started or hastened, versus almost 29 percent of the boys without autism. The differences were less pronounced among girls.
    Are they trying to say that 33% of autistic boys were born after induced labour, versus 29% of NT boys were born after induced labour? So they're comparing 33% and 29% and inferring that this is a sizeable difference in statistics?
    Someone correct me if I've read that wrong...

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