Well this past weekend I went to an autism conference that was at the University near us... and I almost wish I didn't.
One of the keynote speakers was talking about 'autistic phenotype' which basically means that parents and immediate blood relatives who have psych histories or one or more autistic like characteristic most likely contributed to the autism that and medications consumed during the first trimester of pregnancy.
So with my psych history.... major depressive disorder, OCD, ADD, GAD- and medications I took for HG during first tri---- I just felt horrible like I was some genetic dead end and what was I thinking having kids in the first place.... let alone trying to have more.
I was just so hurt and felt like I was being blamed.... even though I genes are not something I can control.
He went on to say how we have come such a long way from back in the day when autism was blamed on mothers who didn't want their kids and didn't love them the right way.... and now I feel like he just moved away to a scientific based blame the mothers.
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