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

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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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Becky.Mom.of.2
by Silver Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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I was almost bullied into getting it last week. I don't understand why they can't take no as meanin no. I was given a consent form at the desk, didn't sign it and gave it to the nurse when she called me back. Then it was brought up at least 3 more times by my OB. The nurse was actually great and just said okay when I gave it to her.

Quoting Jensep:

 


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!

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mstricey
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 10:50 PM
I've never had the flu before and my only child has Autism.
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coleysmama
by Gold Member on Nov. 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Interesting but I wouldn't put much stock into it.

However, for my 3rd pregnancy, I did have the flu toward the end of my 3rd month which developed into pneumonia and lasted about 2 months.
My son is autistic.
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