13 doctors weighed in:
Have to do to prevent autism?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Theresa Willett
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Wish we knew!
Yours is the million $ question with no answer. Family history and environment play their roles, but there is no easy checklist of things to do and avoid.
If there is a strong family history of autism spectrum in your or your partner's family, your chances would be higher, so some people choose to adopt in those cases. The best path, though, is to live healthy and love the child you get!

In brief: Wish we knew!
Yours is the million $ question with no answer. Family history and environment play their roles, but there is no easy checklist of things to do and avoid.
If there is a strong family history of autism spectrum in your or your partner's family, your chances would be higher, so some people choose to adopt in those cases. The best path, though, is to live healthy and love the child you get!
Dr. Theresa Willett
Dr. Theresa Willett
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: No prevention
Since autism has no known cause, there is no known prevention.
Specifically, avoiding vaccines will not prevent vaccination. Avoiding vaccines merely increases your risk of dying from communicable illness.

In brief: No prevention
Since autism has no known cause, there is no known prevention.
Specifically, avoiding vaccines will not prevent vaccination. Avoiding vaccines merely increases your risk of dying from communicable illness.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not much
Don't have a premature baby.
Don't marry someone with a family history of autism, avoid exposure to alcohol & tobacco (first, secondhand & third hand) during pregnancy, don't use drugs. The percipitants for autism are not entirely known, other than avoiding toxins during pregnancy.

In brief: Not much
Don't have a premature baby.
Don't marry someone with a family history of autism, avoid exposure to alcohol & tobacco (first, secondhand & third hand) during pregnancy, don't use drugs. The percipitants for autism are not entirely known, other than avoiding toxins during pregnancy.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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