Autism Risk Ties to Prenatal Asthma Drug Exposure

But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say WebMD News from HealthDay

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Children whose mothers took certain during may have a slightly increased risk of , a new study suggests.

Way to pile on the mom guilt! My asthma was horrible w/ ds and he's my borderline Aspy. We all decided my breathing was important.


Comments 4

  • Mandy

    It is unfortunate that another interpretation of "a study" makes us feel bad again. I was on a lot of medications both inhaled and IV during my last pregnancy. Breathing is essential and not doing so is not an option! You shouldn't feel bad for choosing to breathe. Your family can't function without you.  I'm gonna have to get my hands on this study…Asthma in pregnancy is not often studied. 

  • Breatheeasy

    Everything is tied to autism. Gosh! I did not have asthma or had slight shortness of breath on and off during pregnancy but developed asthma after that. My DD is aspergic. I guess not breathing can also affect the fetus! 

  • Kathy P

    Yeah breathing is kind of key! My asthma got worse with me second kid. He's borderline Aspy, but I think there are other genetic factors that had more to do with that.  

  • LK

    Perhaps the most important line in this article is - 

    "Researchers said the findings do not prove cause and effect, . . .  "

    We can only know what we know at the time.  As moms it is easy to feel responsible for troubles our children have but not everything is our fault.  We do the best we can at the time and pray.