Is Induced Labor Linked to Higher Autism Risk?

Is Induced Labor Linked to Higher Autism Risk?

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One concern that pregnant women have is the possibility that their baby will be born with a disability of some sorts. Autism is one such issue and can be caused by something that happens to the baby in the womb. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Being induced has been shown to cause a slight increase in the chance that a baby will be born with autism. In fact, research has shown that women who are induced have an increased 23% chance of having a baby that has autism over a woman that delivers naturally.

However, these same research that indicate this increased risk are unable to determine if it is actually the delivery method that increases the chances or if the baby already has autism and it is the autism that causes a delay in the labor process.

It is important to consider the risks that are in place before deciding to be induced to speed up labor. While autism isn’t caused by this process, it is possible that a woman will have an increased chance of having a baby with autism when they are induced. Make sure that you discuss these possibilities with your doctor and be aware of them if you are already at an increased chance of having a baby with autism.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.