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Is it true that if i eat a lot of gluten during my pregnancy that its a big possibility that my baby can be born wit autism or celiac disease?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Someone's blowing : You some bad smoke. Low levels of folic acid, infections like the flu, rubella or others causing fever for a week or >, & prenatal exposure to certain prescription & illicit drugs, alcohol, & tobacco ⬆risk for neurodevelopmental disorders & are the most common non-genetic medical problems during pregnancy linked to having a child who later exhibits signs of autistic spectrum disorder.

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