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Trying for a baby? Reduce the risk of your child developing Autism

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Trying for a baby? Reduce the risk of your child developing Autism 

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If you're pregnant or trying to conceive, consider the following recommendations to reduce the risk of your child developing autism

  • Wait 2- 5 years in between pregnancies.
  • Check with your Doctor or Pharmacist to ensure your medication is safe to use regularly or when there are any changes to your lifestyle.
  • Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about folic acid. Folic acid helps prevent birth defects of your baby’s brain and spinal cord. 
  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and cigarette smoke
  • Eat an organic diet with plenty of fresh well washed produce. This helps with an ample intake of antioxidants which help fend off the damaging effects of free radicals.
  • Cut down on packaged foods. For example microwavable foods, as packaging materials may leach chemicals into foods which may go into your circulation.
  • Live a green life, that is, using less processed chemicals in your daily activities and using more natural and organic items such as personal care products. This reduces the likelihood of contact with carcinogens and other toxins which may be absorbed into blood circulation.
  • Start or continue an exercise program to improve blood circulation and therefore increase distribution of nutrients around your body. 
  • Take multivitamins that are specially formulated for you and your baby. This helps to provide nutrients which aid in the healthy growth of your baby.

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You can find great help here in Nigeria at Patrick Speech & Languages Centre at 13b Remi-Fanikayode Street, GRA Ikeja, Lagos.

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