Apgar scores at birth tied to ADHD

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Apgar scores at birth tied to ADHD
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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 3:56pm

Interesting new study out about a possible connection to ADHD risk: low Apgar scores at birth.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110211/hl_nm/us_adhd_risk

This very well could be the case with our son. His scores were terrible because he wasn't breathing at birth. He was the biggest baby in the NICU and doing well otherwise, but had a difficult start.

Anyone else here have a child with ADHD whose Apgar scores were low at birth?

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Sun, 02-13-2011 - 4:55pm

Normal apgar for my kids, and Dh, all of who have ADD.

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Registered: 04-19-2008
Sun, 02-13-2011 - 6:27pm
Both kids Apgars were 10's, and one has ADHD one doesn't...

It makes sense that borth trauma or lack of oxygen could cause issues.