It has recently been reported that elevated CRP levels in the first and second trimester of pregnancy can be significantly associated with the risk of childhood autism.
CRP is a biochemical marker for inflammation in the body.
As taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatories in pregnancy is contraindicated then the use of safe herbal, nutritional medicines and acupuncture may assist in lowering this risk. Ideally mum's and mum's-to-be address their immune systems before and during pregnancy.
The full article reported on Medscape can be viewed at the link below.