SPD caused by birth injury?

by Linda
(Grand Rapids, MI)

We are wondering if our grandsons SPD could have been caused by a high risk birth or is it related only to neurological development?

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Aug 11, 2010
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SID is caused by birth injuries
by: Anonymous

I think it is highly likely! My son has been tested and doesn't have autism but at 5 years of age his fine, gross and visual motor skills are that of a 2 1/2 year old and he has SID. I had high blood pressure and my proteins were plus 4. They waited two weeks before we insisted I be induced before they finally delivered our son. My placenta had started to calcify and my son at full term measured 20 inches and only 5 pounds 4 ounces. At 1 month he was deemed to be a failure to thrive and it was determined he had an injury to his intestine due to what happened in the last weeks of my pregnancy. Because they didn't follow the standard of care my son's nervous system was damaged. I am sure of it. By the way this was done by Dr. Rick Murry at Kaiser Peremente in Fontana CA. Those of you who know Kaiser probably won't be surprised.

Jul 14, 2009
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SPD Caused by birth injury
by: Anonymous

Hi! From everything I have read, they don't know exactly what causes SPD. However, research has shown some links between SPD and several things:

-genetics
-prenatal complications (chemicals, medications or toxins, smoking, drug abuse, pregnancy complications such as a virus, chronic illness, great emotional stress, or problem with the placenta)
-prematurity
-birth trauma
-postnatal circumstances (environmental pollutants, excessive stimulation, such as child abuse or warfare, insufficient stimulation and limited opportunities to move, play, and interact with other, lengthy hospitalization, institutionalization in an orphanage)
-unknown reasons

Dr. Lucy J. Miller has done the latest research on birth trauma and SPD. She found a strong link between the two. You can read about it in her book "Sensational Kids".

Hope this helps!

Jun 17, 2009
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Not likely in my eyes.
by: Anonymous

I have had 4 high risk pregnancy's, 3 of which were also high risk births. Only one child has SPD. Not the one with the most trauma. The one with the most trauma shows some signs some times as (i think) we all do. I personally don't believe that SPD can be caused. I think that some people are just born shy, some born with a tendency to like adrenaline rushes, some born with hearing problems, some have SPD.

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