At his six-month “well” visit, he was diagnosed with his second ear infection.
He received vaccinations for seven different diseases despite being ill, and we left with a prescription for Amoxicillin.
I always felt great relief and unconditional love after our time together. The following are the biggest mistakes I made to which I attribute my son’s descent into autism. 1) Ultrasounds – I had at least five while I was pregnant. Heck, you can get them in malls, so I assumed they were pretty benign. While I didn’t get ultrasounds in malls, I didn’t research them either.
Unfortunately, Father Francis passed away years ago, and I haven’t been to confession since. I’m going to provide links that are easily readable and understandable that contain links to the research rather than providing links to the research itself. Ultrasounds have, in fact, been implicated in autism among other neurological disorders.
Fast forward a few years and Coca Cola Classic was found to have one of the highest levels of mercury due to HFCS of any product tested.
I didn’t eat one bite of fish during my pregnancy for fear of mercury.
Reduced oxygen to the baby in labor has life-long consequences on the baby’s brain function.” 5) C-Section – George Malcolm Morley, OB/GYN has done extensive research regarding C-Sections and autism and has concluded that, “A baby born by C-section is 3-4 times more likely to have autism.” His theory is that it is probably due to ICC (immediate cord clamping) and there are really good reasons to think he may be right.
Because the Amoxicillin hadn’t worked, the pediatrician prescribed a course of Augmentin.It is painful normally, but it was practically unbearable while I was pregnant.My OB prescribed Lortab telling me that it didn’t cross the placenta and was perfectly safe.While I didn’t know there was mercury in the Coke, I have to be honest and admit that OF COURSE I knew that eating and drinking junk wasn’t good for my baby.
3) Lortab/Acetaminophen while pregnant – I have Fibromyalgia.
And not just a regular C-section: it was such an emergency that I had to be anesthetized via general anesthesia, even though I had an epidural in place. He then received five courses of antibiotics before he was a year old for chronic ear infections.