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Getting the flu while pregnant = autism?????

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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Now before people start calling me crazy...I am NOT saying this is true!!!

I saw on the news today that a study has been done, women who had the flu while pregnant, or had a fever for more than a week are more likely to have a baby with autism....

Anyone have any truth to this...what are your thoughts....just curious..... ;)
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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BeAuTiFuL.BLiSs
by Platinum Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Never heard of it.

Can't say I really believe it.

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myangels2
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 8:50 AM
I did not have the flu/fevers while PG with my first (he has Autism)......I think it's a bunch of crap. Way to push the flu vac even more on pregnant women!
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Jensep
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

 

Quoting myangels2:

I did not have the flu/fevers while PG with my first (he has Autism)......I think it's a bunch of crap. Way to push the flu vac even more on pregnant women!

 i agree! I am 12 weeks pregnant right now, and the 2 times i have been to the doc they tried to send me to get the vax, ive refused both times!

Jensep
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:21 PM

BUMP!

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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Anything to pin Autism on something. Before you know it...breathing & giving birth will be the cause of it. Its ridiculous.
crescentstar2
by Anne on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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There's a study for everything to cause autism. I don't think they know what does


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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Yeah you know all of these studies are so true!  NOT!  They are grasping for anything. 

jb022210
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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my son has autism and ive never had the flu in my life, besides morning sickness and a few fainting spells i had a 100% healthy pregnancy, well not completely i did have a bad bleed at 9 weeks, but it was shown that it caused no effects.

Momof5kids84
by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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I read an article that linked older dads to autism. Who knows? Everything causes something these days.
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beachbabies6
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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no , i didnt have the flu with any of my kids while i was pregnant , one of my kids is still autistic , it is hereditary

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