A 26-year-old female asked:
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both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism i have 4 year old and 5 month old?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Having a short : Umbilical cord is associated with a higher incidence of developmental delays, but not specifically autism. Call child find of your local school district for free developmental assessment of your 4-yr.-old & early intervention of your state health division for free assessment of your 5-mo.-old, for peace of mind. If your pede doesn't routinely screen development, use the aap's healthy child app.
Answered on Oct 22, 2013
Dr. Patricia Harkins
30 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Not alone: I haven't hear of short umbilical cords being associated with autism spectrum disorders. T.
Answered on Apr 13, 2014

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