When excessively overweight, diabetic or hypertensive pregnantwomen gave birth, their infants’ chance of being autistic rose and so did thepossibility their kids would have some other neurodevelopmental disorder, accordingto a study published in the journal Pediatrics and reported by MSNBC.

In general, children with neurodevelopmental disordersexperience difficulties with language and speech, motor skills, behavior,memory, learning or other neurological functions. Besides autism, neurodevelopmentaldisorders include certain intellectual and learning disabilities and attention-deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD).