Wondering about autism? There’s possible help via examination of the child’s placenta.
Talk to your child’s MD and possibly get your child’s placenta tested. If you already have a child with autism this is particularly important. Or if ‘autism-like’ traits run in your family.
An ‘autism-like’ rating at birth of the cell structure of the child’s placenta can help. Such a rating scale may alert parents to intervene immediately once warning signs of autism are observed.
What is rated concerning possible autism is the cellular structure of the child’s placenta.
The placenta is a structure that is part of the birth process. It typically it is discarded. The cellular structure of the child’s placenta can be examined for possible abnormalities.
What kind of abnormalities? Cells typically do not “fold” back on themselves. Children with a much higher likelihood of autism have a much higher “folding” than do children not likely to have autism.
What did the research examine? The research, done by the MIND Institute and Yale University, looked at the cellular structure of babies who have a brother or sister with autism and compared them to children who have no siblings with autism.
What did the research find? The results were striking. Babies with a sibling with autism, had a much higher rating of “folding” of the cellular structure of the placenta. Whereas children who had no siblings with autism typically had ratings of “2”, children with a sibling with autism had ratings of “15”. Wow. That is a huge difference.
Once done, if the child has a rating that alerts the pediatrician to the possibility of autism then the parents can watch and appropriately intervene.