As many of you know, I was diagnosed when I was pregnant, which was about 3 years ago. I took medication from my second trimester through delivery and then stopped due to doctor’s advice. I went to the doctor last week and he advised me that due to recent changes in the guidelines, I should really consider going on medications. However, he said that if I wanted to have another child, I should wait to begin medication when I enter my second trimester and then simply continue the drug regimen after birth. He also told me that if I want to have another child I should probably do so within the next two years.
When my husband and I got married, we thought we’d have two children. But then we were diagnosed and everything changed. The amount of money we put toward medical bills and how long we will actually be able to physically and financially provide for our child and/or children came into question. I have so many questions, doubts and even excitement about another child! Am I selfish for bringing another child into this world when we are both sick? Should I let this disease be the deciding factor of having another child? I simply wish I had the answers.