There are several possibilities for a child’s gut imbalances, weak immune system, or chronic inflammation. The first place to begin is the gut. For whatever reason, past antibiotic use, a diet containing alcohol, sugars, and processed foods, or extreme stress mom already had candida overgrowth (too many bad bacteria) in her system prior to and during pregnancy. Pathogenic microbes such as Candida and its toxic by-products will cross the placenta and affect the development of the child. Fathers of children with autism often have abnormal gut flora or chronic inflammation, as well.
Candida likes the hormone progesterone. Progesterone levels rise during pregnancy, so it causes an increase in the growth of Candida. The fetus is given Candida in utero and born with it.View Full Article