RaeRae22

194d

Does anyone with GAD or Depression worry about having kids? There are a lot of studies on maternal mental health affecting fetal brain development.

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • Satans_lil_devil

    194d

    I worry so bad about having kids. I never want to end up like my mother. I'm so scared to have kids that I would somehow mess them up or not help them properly. I've said since very young I don't want kids. Then my bf came into the picture with an image of 6 kids, a white picket fence house and husband. None of which has happened yet and I'm not saying 'you haven't mat the right person', some people worry for very valid reasons or medical reasons.

    • RaeRae22

      194d

      omg same! I don't want to disappoint him but I also don't want to permanently mess up anyone let alone my own child.

      • Satans_lil_devil

        194d

        I never want to disappoint him he's such an amazing man treats me like a queen so I want to give him everything he wants but no matter how much of a good dad I know he would be j think I'd be a horrible mom 😞

  • BinoVert

    194d

    The worries are valid. All mental health issues can be passed down to your children but does always happen. I personally had no diagnosed mental or physical health issues as a child but as an adult have been diagnosed with one thing after another not knowing that some of these things are in my family history until after being diagnosed. Because I wasn't a sickly child I never thought about it and I had two children. Now I have a son with ASD, ADHD, and IED, and my daughter has had GI issues since birth. I feel bad that some of my problems have now effected two people in this world and they will have life long problems as well, but I wouldn't change it for the world. I always knew I was a child person and I love my children with every ounce of my being and wouldn't change a thing. But they can learn from my experiences how to treat and handle their mental and physical health. I think, if you really want children then the risk may be worth it.

    • RaeRae22

      187d

      thank you this is really insightful

  • Zeze

    194d

    Oh I have a fear of having children like of the pain but the good thing is that you gave birth to a new child and that child is gonna live a wonderful life and you would create a big nice family <3

  • History.and.cats

    187d

    I don't plan on having bio kids, there is too many bad genetic issues and potentially genetic issues depression included

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