Obesity/Diabeties in Pregnancy Linked to Autism
While the study did not say whether the mother’s weight or diabetic status caused the children’s developmental problems, it did find strong associations between the likelihood of such ailments and the mother’s health in pregnancy.
For instance, mothers who were obese were about 67 percent more likely to have a child with autism and more than twice as likely to have a child with some kind of disorder than normal-weight moms without diabetes.
I’ve also seen an article lately linked pregnancy with older mothers. I know this is all still up in the air, just passing on some research.