5 doctors weighed in:
What is the probability of us having an autistic child?
5 doctors weighed in

2 doctors agree
In brief: Decrease risks
Maybe the question should be how can we minimize our chances.
We can not ignore environmental factors and the ammount of chemicals in our life. How is your diet? Do you find yourselves eating fast food frequently? How much toxins are you exposed to? It is probablyi mportant to "detoxiify" our bodies prior to conception, some studies strongly suggest this link, and to some medication types.

In brief: Decrease risks
Maybe the question should be how can we minimize our chances.
We can not ignore environmental factors and the ammount of chemicals in our life. How is your diet? Do you find yourselves eating fast food frequently? How much toxins are you exposed to? It is probablyi mportant to "detoxiify" our bodies prior to conception, some studies strongly suggest this link, and to some medication types.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
In brief: 1/60-1/100
The risk of autism ranges from 1 in every 60 to 1 in every 100 children.
There is a greater risk in families with autoimmune diseases already present. The risk is higher in boys than girls.

In brief: 1/60-1/100
The risk of autism ranges from 1 in every 60 to 1 in every 100 children.
There is a greater risk in families with autoimmune diseases already present. The risk is higher in boys than girls.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
1.53 per 1000 or about 1-2% for autism.
6 per 1000 or about 6% for PDD in the US. If there are siblings with autism, the risk increases. If the child is premature, the risk increases.

In brief: Depends
1.53 per 1000 or about 1-2% for autism.
6 per 1000 or about 6% for PDD in the US. If there are siblings with autism, the risk increases. If the child is premature, the risk increases.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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