Hi Dr. Sears,
I just stumbled across this post regarding an association between a mom taking prenatal vitamins in the 3 months previous to conception and the first month of pregnancy and how likely it is that her baby gets autism.
I was wondering if you could weigh in on this topic, and perhaps explain what role you see vaccination playing in autism if this very early pregnancy (clearly pre-vax) association between genetics and maternal-fetal environment does play out.
Also, can you tell us when the Vaccine Book will be available through the AskDrSears.com website again? I tried to link a friend and couldn't find it through the website.
Thank you so much for your time, and I look forward to your responses!
The Vaccine Book has never been sold on AskDrSears.com - it's always been thru Amazon. The Vaccine Book website is supposed to go back up soon, but I don't know when.
This looks like a good study. MANY studies have shown genetic risks and factors in autism. I'd never seen a prenatal vitamin association, but this is interesting. It may be worthwhile to get on prenatals months prior to conceiving (like we already know being on folic acid helps). I also believe getting vitamin D levels up prior to conceiving helps.
As for vaccines and autism, I'll have to table that discussion because it's so huge. I'll be writing about that in blogs (maybe here) and in future books.