Induction, augmentation and autism…

Just found this blog and thought I would share. I was induced and augmented with the birth of Silas…

sara wickham

puzzle_ribbonA study published in Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey this week which analysed birth and educational records has shown that children born to mothers who were induced, augmented or both had increased odds of having autism (Gregory et al 2014).  As the authors themselves point out, we always have to be a bit careful how we interpret research of this nature, but the finding that a child born to a woman whose labour was induced and augmented had 23% higher odds of being diagnosed as having autism than a child born to a woman who didn’t have these interventions is one that should perhaps get our attention.  Especially as both of these interventions seem to be used so casually these days, despite increasing evidence that they can cause a whole range of short and long term issues.

I want to be very clear about a couple of things though, because the…

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About Tomonica

Hi, I'm Silas' mom and this blog is simply to document our journey with autism. There will be topics such as how our journey began, what certain aspects of autism are, therapies, successes and failures, as well as sometimes just my craziness. I hope you enjoy reading this and perhaps learn something useful.

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