Induced or Augmented Childbirth Linked to Autism? | Medical News and Health Information

(Ivanhoe Newswire) –Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found that induction and augmentation (increasing the strength, duration, or frequency of contractions with spontaneous onset of labor) during childbirth may be associated with increased odds of autism diagnosis in childhood.
Researchers analyzed over 600,000 live births linked with school records. Compared to children born to mothers who received neither labor induction nor augmentation, children born to mothers who were induced and augmented, augmented only, or just induced had increased odds of developing autism.

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