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Re: Life on Meds...Approaching 40

Posted by Colleen on August 20, 1999, at 10:42:02

In reply to Re: Life on Meds...Approaching 40, posted by Elizabeth on August 19, 1999, at 15:46:27

>I understand what you are going through. I went through that and at 39 decided I wanted a baby really bad. I was able to get a good OB/Gyn and she worked with my pdoc to help me get pregnant and carry me through the full 9 months.
Well my story is it took me only one month to get pregnant. I eas completely off of my meds for I wanted to make sure nothing could harm the baby. I felt great. Your hormones change when you are pregnant and for me it lifted my spirits and I had only a few mild times with psycosis. I said to my self I wish I had done this earlier. In fact I felt the best ever when I was pregnant. After the baby was born I stayed off meds for 7 months to breast feed her. After about 5 months it started to get rough and I should have gotten back on meds but I was so determined to breast feed because I really enjoyed it.
I to thought about passing on the genes of my illness to a child, but I realized that since I'm educated on the subject and that medical science is moving forward, that I can help my child if needed.
I truly enjoy my 3 year old. Parenting is not easy and I have a lot of help from my wonderful husband. You have moments that the child will do something and you will laugh and hug the child and you fell really good. My daughter is a bit to early to understand about my illness but she knows I see a doctor every 3 weeks and take medications. To sum it up - I was in the store last week picking up a cake and the baker had done it wrong. This coused me to break down and cry hestericaly in the store. My daughter came up to me and siad "Mommy don't cry the cake will taste good. You need a hug and kiss to be all better" She then proceded to comfort me. Then she said "I love you Mommy" and that amde my day. Well I've type enough. Good luck on you desicion and let us know how you are doing.




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