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Old 12-08-2017, 07:13 PM
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
I think over my long life and being born in 1938, I still have a good memory. I can remember kids who were "bad seed" types and some hyper and we called them "ants in their pants"...my own grandson now 18 is hyper and thank goodness my daughter didn't put him on drugs. She kept him busy with sports etc...he's a smart boy but needs direction unlike his sister. They both still need their mother, father died recently so can't get support there.

So like SO MUCH we don't have hard answers for autism is right there....so many things can be causing this disorder and why is ultrasounds mentioned by some.

This is just another info link, there are more:

Ultrasound Concerns For Baby’s Development - The Birth Relaxation Kit

Even arthritis, we don't know FOR SURE what causes it, but I believe a variety of things we do in our lives...
Your link states that ultrasound is known to harm the fetal brain but does not give sources to support that statement.

There is no evidence that prenatal ultrasound causes harm to the fetal brain, autism, or ADHD.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:02 PM
Location: Middle America
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That link is to a site selling $150 "relaxation kits," and its content is chock full of errors. Things to bear in mind when assessing credibility.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:46 PM
Location: New Yawk
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Originally Posted by Marlow View Post
If you think back about people you've known, I bet you've know a few who would be diagnosed with autism today.

I went all the way through school with a kid starting in first grade. He could already read when we started school and read the encyclopedia for fun. He loved to talk about things in depth--geology, weather, other science topics. We all thought he was smart but "weird." As we got older, his oddities became more pronounced. He wouldn't look at you when talking, but over your shoulder. He scratched out musical scores and said he was writing symphonies. Maybe he was or wasn't, I have no idea, but he did play some stringed instrument. Today, there is a good chance he would be diagnosed with autism, but we just thought he was peculiar.

Are you sure you've never met anyone similar?
Yup. For people like my mother-in-law (finally diagnosed 10 years ago, at age 60), people sure as heck noticed... but it just wasn’t called autism back then, let alone treated as a disorder. Her significant developmental delays were chalked up to laziness or willfulness. Her poor social skills were treated as disrespectfulness. Her behavioral and cognitive issues were considered something that needed to be beaten out of her. Not knowing any better when she became a mother, she thought the same of her own daughter (also on the autism spectrum). My brother too, had he been born 10 or 15 years later, would have been diagnosed much sooner and had access to therapies that could have dramatically increased his chance at living independently.

Contrast that with when my son started to show signs of autism, we knew what it was because there is name, a formal diagnosis, and treatment for it today.
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Old 12-19-2017, 02:14 PM
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I've heard this theorized and I don't think that it's great to have a million ultrasounds, but I don't think that the one or two MOST women get would be responsible for this uptick. There are many other things that would have a greater potential correlation with autism than this, in my mind.
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