One major issue that is debated when it comes to autism is whether it is caused by a child’s environment or passed on genetically. Autism caused by cerebral dysfunction due to inherited genes is seen in 40% of children. However, during the growth and maturation of the fetus, it is possible that the genes programming the child can be propelled off course by their environment and trigger autism.
If a child is diagnosed with autism, this means he is unable to process and properly comprehend his environment. During the 10th to the 24th week of pregnancy the genes that cause autism can be triggered. This can also happen from infancy up to age 6.
Environmental Factors Involved with Autism
If an unborn baby is unable to interpret his environment properly, he can become delayed in growth and maturing to the proper degree. In turn, this slow downs the baby’s social abilities. Why does this occur? One major factor that plays a role has to do with how much stress the mother of the baby is under while pregnant. This can be due to illness or infection and is especially detrimental in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.
Therefore, it is of utmost importance for the mother to stay very healthy during the 10th to 24th weeks of pregnancy. Contracting an illness can be the trigger that causes the baby to be diagnosed with autism at a later date.
Additional Resources to Help Mom Stay Healthy
An area that a pregnant woman may want to look into to help her remain healthy is that of upper cervical chiropractic care. A tiny misalignment of just ¼ of a millimeter can be enough to hinder communication between the body and the brain. This impedes the function of the immune system. It is especially vital for one who has had an accident or trauma to the head or neck, even if it was minor, to get examined.
At Synergy Chiropractic, we use a gentle, safe technique to realign the bones, and this will help keep the mother healthy in order to give birth to a healthy baby.
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Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about our team at http://www.907chiro.com/our-team