Could a Pregnant Woman’s Exposure to Drugs alter the Brains of her GrandChildren?

A mom’s crusade could help unravel autism mystery

A mom's crusade could help unravel autism mystery
Could a pregnant woman’s exposure to drugs alter the brains of her grandchildren?

Something a pregnant woman is exposed to may alter not just her children, but also her grandchildren – and possibly even subsequent generations.
The power of pharmaceuticals to do just that came to light with DES, a synthetic estrogen that harmed at least two generations of offspring of women who took it.

Thanks to Jill Escher, scientists are considering how mothers taking fertility drugs in the 1950s and ’60s could be responsible for transgenerational abnormalities:

  • From generation to generation
  • A personal quest
  • Searching the epigenome for answers
  • Antidepressants under the microscope
  • FDA petitioned, NIH involved

Read A mom’s crusade could help unravel autism mystery
MNN Health News, 16 Jul 2013, feat. Jill Autism Exposed interview.

DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

11 thoughts on “Could a Pregnant Woman’s Exposure to Drugs alter the Brains of her GrandChildren?”

  1. I just learned about this blog today.This post in particular,helped to connect a lot of dots for me,and put my diagnoses from the last few years in some sort of context.
    Rachel

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