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Does being induced have higher chances of autism in the child?

Does being induced have higher chances of autism in the child?

Study needs to be: Replicated. I would recommend that you read the information on this at the autism speaks website. The correlation is not strong, but nevertheless may exist. The research needs to be repeated to make sure that the study is valid. This is how things are done in science.I have a grandson with autism, eg, who was not induced. www.autismspeaks.org/.../study-links-inducingaugmenting-labor-modest... ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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What are chances of having another child with autism after hsving 2 kids with autism?

What are chances of having another child with autism after hsving 2 kids with autism?

About 30%: The risk of a child to develop autism, who already has 2 siblings with autism is about 30%. If an underlying genetic cause was identified in the other children a genetic counselor may be able to provide a specific number. ...Read more

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My husband's brother is autistic. How big is our chance of getting a child with autism?

My husband's brother is autistic.  How big is our chance of getting a child with autism?

Good question: I understand your concern. My understanding is that given the range of ''autism'', first is there other instances on your husband's side. (i suspect not, think you would have included that). Let's start with probably little. Now, please consult with your gynecologist for his opinion and that of a geneticist. But, still no guarantee. I believe chance will be on your side. Take care. ...Read more

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My nephew has autism. Does that increase the chances that my own future child will have autism?

Maybe, but not much: Genetic influences with autism are actually quite strong--identical twins have a nearly 100% concurrence of the diagnosis in some studies. However, there is no single gene, and inheritance is quite complicated. Here's a good overview: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/heritability_of_autism. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are chances of having another child with autism with after 2 kids with autism?

Could you tell me what are chances of having another child with autism with after 2 kids with autism?

Possible : Studies have found family groupings where various anomalies are detected in the gene code of affected kids. This has prompted more research in this area and there are some commercial labs doing gene mapping studies on cheek swabs or blood looking for these markers. There seems to be a tendency for some men or women to pass minor but important changes in their genetic material to their kids. ...Read more

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My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family

My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family

Autism's origins: New studies on chromosomal material have shown a number of autism cases related to sporadic changes(micro deletions or insertions) in the genetic code that probably occurred prior to conception. Of rare families with >1 affected child, this appears to be the case. Newly affected families have little if any chance of replicating that event, or sharing it across family lines. ...Read more

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My three brothers have autism i don't have it. Two are my half brothers. If i get pregnant, what are the chances that my child with have autism?

Can't tell, but...: Over recent decades, more people describe themselves (or are called by others) as autistic. That creates a big group of people with various disorders, but who have in common their autistic features. Some have known causes (other disorders) that cause their autistic features, but many or most have unknown causes. A geneticist can help look at the sibling's disorders to see if it might be hereditary. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more