I just read today about a link between Autism rate and prenatal vitamin usage. It was found that women who did not start prenatals before getting pregnant or in the first month of pregnancy were half as likely to have an autistic child than those that did not take prenates. Certain genes alongside the no prenatal gave rise to up to 7 times more likelihood.
Starting prenatals in the second month did not decrease the risk.
There are probably third variables, but if you are TTC, there is more and more reason to take your prenates . . . .talk to your Dr.
Answer by missanc at 8:12 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
THIS might give you a more reliable and credible report about autism. Duke University is highly respected.
The study seems phony....maybe as banana-bear says,it was done by MeadJohnson...some vitamin manufacturer.
Answer by minnesotanice at 8:23 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by SWasson at 8:05 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:11 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
I think prenatals can be helpful in the growth of the baby, but I do not think the link is probable. Who funded the research? Mead Johnson?
Answer by banana-bear at 8:14 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by mconnoll at 8:52 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:18 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
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Answer by judimary at 8:11 PM on Jun. 1, 2011
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