AUTISM PREVALENCE & RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION AT BIRTH
.
    RESPIRATORY
    DEPRESSION:
  1. Oxygen insufficiency
  2. Anoxic brain damage
.
AUTISM:
    2 – 6 per 1000
.
FORGOTTEN
RESEARCH:
    Experimental
    asphyxia of  
    monkeys at birth
.
    HUMAN CHILDREN
    learn to speak via
    the auditory sense.
FORGOTTEN SCIENCE?
  • Transition from fetal to
    neonatal respiration:
    Complete only after
    blood fills the capillaries
    surrounding the alveoli.
  • Transition can take
    several minutes.
.
    BRAIN DAMAGE:
    Oxygen deficiency
    damaged nuclei in
    the midbrain
    auditory pathway.
--.
  1. Developmental delay.
  2. Brain maturation was
    not normal
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Developmental
delay
Normal
monkey
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  • Traditional textbooks:
    The umbilical cord
    should not be cut until
    breathing is established.
  • Current protocol:    
    Clamp the cord within
    30 seconds after birth.
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Midbrain auditory system
damage, monkey
anoxic
damage
normal
Midbrain auditory system
damage, human infant
anoxic
damage
normal
RESPIRATORY
DEPRESSION
AT BIRTH:
5.2 – 6.2 per 1000
Eileen Nicole Simon,
conradsimon.org
autism-end-it-now.org
Anoxia leaves big ugly holes in the brain.
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