Premature Birth increases odds of autistic child

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12 Aug 2021, 10:51 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Four pounds is certainly "low birth weight."

But it's actually pretty large for somebody born after 7 months' gestation.

Yeah. My cousin who was also premature weighed a lot less than I did. I wonder how big I would have been if I was full term. lol

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Empathy Quotient: 34/80
Systemizing Quotient: 104/150
Friendship Quotient: 56/140
Autism Quotient: 36/80

RAADS-R: 169

CAT-Q: 153
Compensation: 57
Masking: 47
Assimilation: 49

Your broader autism cluster (Aspie) score: 144 of 200.
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 63 of 200.
You are very likely on the broader autism cluster (Aspie).

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12 Aug 2021, 11:08 pm

Interesting study.... I almost died, being a premmy.. devolped and grew in an incubator for months, before I was released from hospital.

My mom would always tell me how I was the size of her thumb.

I suffered with a severe heart murmer, until I hit puberty...

Never thought it could possibly be associated with my diagnosis of autism...

Mom smoked and drank throughout my pregnancy which I think definitely contributed to my almost dying and being a "miracle baby"...

I wasn't expected to survive..

But here I am.. unfortunately..


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13 Aug 2021, 12:13 am

funeralxempire wrote:
Premie squad reporting in. 8)

Yup me tooo.