Behavior during pregnancy and how it relates to Sensory Processing Disorder

I am a certified birth doula and have a client who is expecting twins. She has 2 children with SPD. She is concerned that there might possibly be something she has done/not done during her pregnancy that may have contributed to this. There has been no alcohol/drug use during her previous pregnancies. Any thoughts?

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Sep 17, 2011
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morning sickness?
by: Anonymous

I had excessive morning sickness and bleeding. I was throwing up most of my pregnancy and taking Zofran for hyperemisis.

Sep 02, 2011
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not to worry
by: Anonymous

I'm a pedi OT and have a son on the spectrum with sensory issues.The only thing I have ever read connecting pregnancy to any type of sensory issue is a higher rate of difficulties with the vestibular system when the mother had to be on bedrest at the end of the pregnancy (which of course can't be helped. Please tell your client not to worry.

Sep 02, 2011
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reflection
by: Anonymous

Yours is a fair reflection, because the SPD and autism cases are increasing in children, but there is also to say that these disorders are often present at one of the children's parents. This makes me think of a family of neurological system vulnerabilities, I also wonder if a conception of stress could cause harm. I hope that soon there will be information on it.

Sep 02, 2011
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EMFs
by: Anonymous

I'm wondering if exposure to EMFs during pregnancy has something to do with it. During my first pregnancy I was working and sitting at a computer for 45+ hours a week and my daughter has sensory issues. I was home during my pregnancy with my son and he has no issues. I've often wondered if being surrounded by computers, cell phones, wi-fi, etc. is what is causing the increase in SPD (and autism?). Just a thought...

Sep 02, 2011
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causes spd?
by: Anonymous

Quiet, does not depend on pregnancy. I think it's genetic, because my family has two girls, both with spd. despite good pregnancy.

Sep 02, 2011
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no relation
by: Krista

My 3rd son has SPD and I can tell you I did nothing different in that pregnancy than my first 2 pregnancies - no drugs, no alcohol & healthy diet and lifestyle. I do not believe SPD stems from anything we as mothers are doing in pregnancy.

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