The following post is my opinion.
Most expecting or new parents only want the best for their child. As a parent we experience all kinds of worries and fears. When I was pregnant with Haiden I always had an overwhelming fear about autism. At the time I was student teaching and working with some autistic children so I just thought that was why I worried all the time. I thought I read all the books, I thought I did all the research, I talked to my OB, I talked to Haiden's pediatrician. I thought I was doing everything I could to have a healthy baby. Little did I know, I didn't have a clue.
I know so much more now but i wish I knew then what I know now. I came across this great website called the Autism Research Institute. They believe that autism is preventable and that autism is treatable. I believe that too because my family has experienced it. Here is a great link to all the ways you can prevent autism in your child, http://www.autism.com/fam_preventing_autism_now.asp. A lot of it is controversial but after living it, I know that it works. I didn't do any of these things with Haiden and he had autism. I did a few of these things with Ella and she would most likely get an ADHD diagnoses if we weren't doing the Brain Balance program (http://www.chironeuroindy.com/). I did almost all of these things with Mason and he is a "typically" developing child.
If you are pregnant or the mother of a young child, please, please, please read this article. It could change your life and your child's life. Some of it may sound extreme but, after recovering a child from autism, I can tell you it isn't nearly as extreme as what you will have to go through if you have a child with ADHD, Sensory Integrations Disorder, or autism.
Please know I post this information because I care. I know the devastation, the heartache, the stress, the anger, the guilt, and the helpless that comes from not educating myself.