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Autism Birth Trauma
Large babies: A large baby has a higher risk of birth trauma because the shoulders may be too large to easily be delivered. The condition is called a shoulder dystocia and it isn't easy to predict. If the shoulders get stuck, the baby needs to be turned in the birth canal or have its arm delivered in a special way. ...Read more
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
It varies: Some women feel they have somehow failed if they have a c-section. There is certainly a group that feels, not totally without justification, that physicians are too quick and too cavalier with c-sections. A truly emergency c-section can be very scary and traumatic with little time to explain things. On the other side are those that request a c-section without even trying labor. ...Read more
C/S: Elective c/s are now becoming more popular. This procedure on the whole minimizes birth trauma and possible problems with labor. This is still surgery & there are risks associated with this procedure even if it is common place. A thorough discussion shd be had with your OB before choosing this option. ...Read more
Why do people who had to have c sections talk about birth trauma? I am just happy to have a healthy baby
In may 2012, i went to my gynaecologist because of a bumpon my cervix. She said that it might be because of a birth trauma. My pap smear was ok. Now i feel two tiny bumpson my cervix. Can it be cancer?
My baby is suffering from facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma (as she cannot close her one eye and move her lip of left side while crying) please help?
Complex: If this is a rather recent birth, there may be spontaneous resolution within the next 6-8 weeks, but if this has been chronic, likely best to see a pediatric neurosurgeon, and discuss management. There may be some remote benefit to some medications and perhaps vitamin b-1, thiamine, and even less potential with steroids, but might be worth checking into. ...Read more
Yes, it is possible: Severe psychological trauma can induce symptoms that may resemble some traits of autism. After severe trauma, some individuals my exhibit social withdrawal, difficulty in communicating, even rigid postures. With effective treatment, most individuals can recover from trauma but it may take a long time. Consult a professional if you have experienced trauma for more information specific to you. ...Read more
Not likely: While there are case reports of major personality changes occuring with some children after severe head injuries, this would be considered a rare occurance. And then probably not technically autism, since you usually will have to show signs of autism as a child to fulfil the true criteria of autism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not proven yet: Variable etiology , autism spectrum still amazes all of us researchers in the field as we are learning more about this disorder and the shades of the spectrum.It is also important for parents not to fall into the traps of non scientific celebrities like we had in the past, who prey on innocent parents, visit the best centers for latest science , like yale developmental center, aacap, nimh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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