I was an older mom (42) when my ADHD/anxiety disorder son was born after two miscarriages. I required daily shots to just stay pregnant with him. While dealing with that, my father became ill, entered and stayed in ICU for 8 weeks, and eventually passed away on the day of our gender ultrasound. In my heart and soul, I truly believe my emotional trauma impacted Ethan as a pre-born human. Did it “cause” his conditions? Dunno. But it certainly played a hand in it. Today, we have only this life as our “normal” and it is what it is. We deal with episodes and meds just like some parents deal with baseball practice and piano lessons.