So, this post is actually about me, age 48 and I struggle with adult ADD. I dont have the "hyper" activity part, just attention defecit. I was diagnosed 4 years ago and have since been on adderall which has made all the difference in the world. I started a new career and my job performance was suffering horribly due to the focus needed and importance of being able to stay on task. I always knew I was just as intelligent as the next guy but my brain felt like a tornado inside. So... I wanted to get input from parents here who have children with ADD, ADHD. Were your pregnancies and births normal? When my mom was pregnant with me the placenta slipped at some point. I was born full term but was really small. At first they thought I was stillborn because I didnt breathe right away. Just as they were taking me out of the room, assuming there was nothing more they could do, I gasped a few times and started crying. I spent my early days in an "incubator". This was '67 and medical technology was pretty new for neo-natal care I suppose. During my childhood I was healthy but did horribly in school. It was never anything to do with my behavior, I was always one of the well behaved, but I just couldnt remember the lessons! Ask me five minutes later and I had no clue what the teacher had just said. parent/teacher conferences were always the same: she would do better if she would just pay attention. Hello?? I TRIED MY HARDEST to pay attention. I had to work twice as hard to just be an average student. back then ADHD/ADD was unknown. To this day I dont think my parents believe its a real disorder. They dont even know I was diagnosed let alone take medicine for it. So back to my question for parents here. Has anyone had experience with pregnancy or birth complications and your child having ADD/ADHD? I suspect the small amount of time I was oxygen deprived contributed to my brain function. Not enough to be "brain damaged" but enough to cause an attention defecit.