Link between autism and inducing labor
I was induced with both my kids. My first, because she was overdue, and my second because they said if I went full term he could be 12 pounds. (He ended up 9.5+ pounds). If I had known about this research then, I'm not sure what I would done.
The research I'm talking about is that women who are induced (or "augmented" - e.g. sped up) may increase the risk of their baby having autism - especially if it's a boy.
The risk is particularly great if the mother is induced AND augmented. In fact, there was a 35 percent higher risk of autism among the male children.
More research needs to be done. In the meantime, it's certainly something to discuss with your OB.
Here's what I read: