My nephew was recently diagnosed with autism. He is 4 1/2 years old. I am just wondering if any parents of autistic children are aware of the use of a vacuum suction device used in the delivery of your child. I am curious because my nephew had a hematoma after birth attributed to a vacumm assisted delivery. His head was malshaped for approximately 4 months and I am wondering if this could have anything to do with his language delay and other symptoms on the "autistic spectrum."
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replied February 3rd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its superficial and not affecting brain matter.
Hence,it has no association with autism spectrum disorders.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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