What is your opinion on the frequent ultrasounds that pregnant women are getting these days? These high-frequency sound waves on a developing baby’s brain from the very beginning of existence seems suspect to me in regards to the increasing rate of autism diagnosis.
As a side note, I had a conversation with a school psychologist who said that the guidelines for diagnosing “autism” have been widened to include children who are NOT autistic. It helps increase the funds that a school is “entitled” to and she was disgusted by the required labeling of children.
‘________sound waves on a developing baby’s brain_______’
If I were still bearing children, I would forgo the ultra-sound.
I remember years ago wondering if ultrasounds were risky - convinced myself they can’t be good for the fetus.
Seeing the videos of the happy parents-in-waiting ooo-ing and aaah-ing during the ultrasound makes me nuts - the amount of time these parents allow the tech to operate that equipment on mom’s abdomen is criminal, thank you.
And that picture one gets for the ‘fridge magnet - seduces the parents, but leaves me confounded - what the ‘H’ am I looking at??!
If the doc really suspects something, go ahead with a quick ultrasound, but all that other stuff - c’mon!
Recalling one of our daughter’s friends was having some sort of problem, and I suggested they consider the ultrasounds she had . .
Don’t think anybody does. . .
autism is a spectrum disorder, probably that accounts for the widening diagnosis
with a kid who is “on the spectrum” all I can say is there may be some abuse of the system to obtain government benefits, but a lot of parents who never expected, are raising kids who are significantly impaired and no one knows what caused it.
However some envirnmentally introduced toxin, before or after birth, seems awfully suspicious. In my adopted son’s case we know the cause - happened happened before birth combined with conditions after his brth
However, the vaccine lobby seems too “PC” and powerful to be adequately investigated = much like global warming .. the onset of this condition after vaccination reaction is just too too frequent to allow parents to be at ease with soothing experts
A generation where 5% or more have this disorder ought to be deeply troubling to all of us