My fiance has two sisters. Both of them have a child with autism. My fiance's brother's child doesn't have it and neither does my fiance's two kids from a previous marriage. Could it be that in their family only the females are carriers? I have also read that it is not hereditary. I just wanted some points of view on this. We are ttc. Thanks to all that comment. :)Answer Question
Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:17 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
The latest research has narrowed what scientists believe is an "autism gene" located on one of 4 strands of DNA (the genetic makeup located within every cell). Both of my sons are autistic--had NO IDEA this was even a possibility when we got pregnant. There are no developmental delays on either side of our families. But in looking back over their birth pictures and the early developmental months, I can see where they were showing the signs, we just didn't recognize it.
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:37 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
All I can hypothesize is that with my first, one week before my due date, I had an ultrasound and it was discovered that my amniotic fluid was critically low, and I was immediately admitted and induced that evening.
Oligohydramnios CAN lead to developmental delays/disabilities. I think because it was caught early, there was minimal damage to my sons brain. Of course, I feel guilty, and wish I had had some sort of gut instinct something was wrong, and to request an ultrasound earlier. With my second, because of my amniotic fluid issue, I elected to have him induced 2 1/2 weeks early--he was almost 8 pounds and both of our vitals were strong and healthy. So I with him I wonder if I had waited till he was ready to be born, he would have had developed more?
Answer by LoriKeet at 8:46 PM on Mar. 11, 2009
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Answer by jmcan at 10:31 PM on Mar. 11, 2009