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It is natural for new mothers to worry about the health of their newborn child. First time parents especially have fears about what could happen to a child with such myriad possibilities looming. Parents today wonder if vaccinations could cause their child’s brain to delay, effected by autism or other similar developmental delays. The conventional wisdom is that it is too important to have your child vaccinated to protect them against a number of deadly diseases.
There is nothing conclusive about what causes autism but there seems a genetic component. Given the higher likelihood that a set of parents will have a second child with developmental delays suggests that it could be genes that figure autism. Environmental factors are also considered in areas where there are more people afflicted with autism than the norm. Deciding whether or not to vaccinate gains support from people who contend autism is genetic.
Small Pox and Polio sound like long-lost diseases but it’s not impossible a child could be exposed if not vaccinated. These vaccinations generally occur around the end of the first year and were never considered risky until the recent rise in rates of autism in not only the United States but also the world. Still, others think causes could be environmental. Processed foods and vegetables treated with chemicals could also be increase autism rates. It is difficult to know what causes autism until the science on the subject becomes more definitive. Only a parent can decide what is best for her child but always conduct a physician for advice.