Thinking a lot about whether or not having children is realistic for me. I am on medication, but I still struggle daily. I have a hard time when I think about my future child or children ending up with any of these conditions. It’s been so traumatic navigating the healthcare system these past few decades and I would never want my child to have to deal with any of it. Anyone else grapple with these thoughts?

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  • Lolita


    Are you afraid of passing a disease to your child or that you won’t be able to take care of him because of your conditions?

  • Annye


    My husband and I wanted to have another baby via IVF since I tied my tubes 8 yrs ago, but since being diagnosed we both decided not to proceed. I was afraid passing it to the baby and also just not having the energy to take care of the baby.

  • Teardrops


    I don’t have children and I will be 48 really soon - 13th of Nov. I pushed off wanting to have children because I knew with all the difficulties I had/have taking care of myself, and being single was not going to have a good turn out for my kids. I didn’t want to pass any potential diagnoses to them. I have been in and out of psychiatric hospitals and didn’t want to figure out how to take care of them when by world was falling apart, I only wanted to give any child I had the best life possible and it was not happening for. I am also very broke and i would have trouble taking care of them myself and find a way for them to eat.

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