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Pregnant over 40? Risk of autistic child doubles, study says
Orange County Register - Samantha Gowen, Pet Tales Editor

My hackles went up as soon as I saw the headline. “Moms over 40 are nearly twice as likely to have autistic children” First, let me explain, I am not a mother. I’d like to be a mother and bear a child — soon. I am 41. And try as I might to ignore the dire warnings about having a child over 35, they just keep coming.