August 15, 2013
Researchers at Duke University of Medicine (DUM) and the University of Michigan have found that when a mother has labor induced, there is a significant increase in risk for the child to become autistic.
The study cited that “expediting deliveries has benefitted women with health conditions that pose a risk to them and their unborn children. Inducing labor (stimulating contractions before the onset of spontaneous labor) and augmenting labor (increasing the strength, duration or frequency of contractions during labor) have been shown to prevent complications, including stillbirth.”
Simon G. Gregory, lead author of the study and associate professor of medicine and medical genetics at DUM explained: “Inducing or augmenting labor has been previously suggested as a contributing factor to autism development. However, these studies produced conflicting results and consisted of a relatively small number of subjects. Our study is by far the largest one of its kind to look at the association between autism and induction or augmentation.”
DUM researchers focused on over 600,000 births over an 8 year period in North Carolina.
According to findings:
• 1.3% of males became autistic
• 0.4% of females became autistic
• A 35% higher rate of mothers who were induced correlated with autistic diagnosis
Gregory explained: “The increased risk associated with induction and augmentation is similar to other known risk factors for developing autism, including a mother being older or a baby being born before 34 weeks of age. Additional analysis suggests that the absence of induction and augmentation might eliminate two in every 1,000 autism cases among male children born to induced or augmented mothers.”
C arol Povey, of the National Autistic Society, said : “Autism is a complex condition and is thought to be the result of many different underlying physical and genetic factors. Its exact causes are still being investigated. The scientists who conducted this study acknowledge that further research is required before any hard and fast conclusions can be drawn. It’s therefore important that people do not jump to conclusions about this study and its implications.”
However, the study failed to show a causational relationship between induced or augmented labor and autism. Through statistics, the researchers claimed that diagnosis through healthcare professionals and labeling by special education officials they arrived at their deduction.
Using a database provided by North Carolina state government agencies with records regarding children born from 1990 to 1998; while including educational school records of children “identified” as autistic.
The fact that many children who are poisoned by vaccine ingredients such as thimerosal are diagnosed with autism later during their childhood is grossly ignored.
In 1997, Laura Hewitson, Ph.D. and lead researcher, studied macaque monkeys that were given the exact same MMR vaccine as children in 1994 – 1999.
The results entitled “Influence of pediatric vaccines on amydgala growth and opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study” were published in Acta Neurobiological Experiments in 2010. This vaccine has the mercury based preservative thimerosal.
Hewitson discovered that: “Vaccine-exposed and saline-injected control infants [monkeys] underwent MRI and PET imaging at approximately 4 and 6 months of age, representing two specific timeframes within the vaccination schedule . . . These results suggest that maturational changes in amygdala volume and the binding capacity of [11C]DPN in the amygdala was significantly altered in infant macaques receiving the vaccine schedule.”
The research paper documented that there were significant biological changes and altered behaviors that occurred in the vaccinated monkeys that were identical to children diagnosed with ASD (autism).
Sufferers of autism develop a broad spectrum of symptoms ranging from:
• Mild social awkwardness
• Asperger’s syndrome
• Profound mental retardation
• Debilitating repetitive behaviors
• Inability to communicate
The unvaccinated monkey exhibited no changes or symptoms whatsoever.