Welcome to SOAP’s Information for Mothers
We hope to give you the most trustworthy, high-quality answers to all your questions about managing pain before, during, and after delivery. All our information has been written and reviewed by experts in caring for pregnant women throughout the delivery period. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please let us know, and pass this page on to anyone who you think it could help!
Labor Epidurals Do Not Cause Autism; Safe for Mothers and Infants, say Anesthesiology, Obstetrics, and Pediatric Medical Societies.
The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP),the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) aim to clearly reassure pregnant women that the article “Association Between Epidural Analgesia During Labor and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Offspring,” a new retrospective database study published in JAMA Pediatrics on October 12th, 2020 does not provide credible scientific evidence that labor epidurals for pain relief cause autism. Click here to see full article.
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