Other risks for autism include:
- Being a twin or triplet, being an identical twin
- Having an older father
- Being severely underweight at birth
- Extreme prematurity, and
- Complications of pregnancy and delivery
If a woman younger than 35 already has healthy children and conceives a child medically, that child has twice the risk of an autism diagnosis.
If you don’t have other options to conceive, you’re facing a difficult decision.
Now that you’re aware of the risks, and if your child is developing slowly, talk with your pediatrician and have a comprehensive evaluation conducted to collect data on critical aspects of development.
Early and appropriate intervention is essential for a positive outcome.
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