Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes! i would it is my right. -- Votes: 60
    • No! i would not be that selfish -- Votes: 51
From another thread Newbiie Minnesota 87 posts
6th Jun '12

Would u have a child if there was a huge possibility that u could give that child a disease that you have? Is this selfish to any of u as well? if a child of mine could enherit a disease that tormants me i would get my tubes tied and never take that chance.

WeenieMachine 3 kids; Japan 27915 posts
6th Jun '12

"The" disease? Which one specifically?

Newbiie Minnesota 87 posts
6th Jun '12

I edited this sorry

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
6th Jun '12

What disease?

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23796 posts
6th Jun '12

It depends on what it was and how high the chances were, but I voted no.

rebldomakr 1 child; Maryland 47258 posts
6th Jun '12

if it's genetics then im sure it's possible.



OT - your avi looks just like me lol



ETA: i guess it depends on the disease..

Newbiie Minnesota 87 posts
6th Jun '12

Any disease that you suffer from.. one that causes you pain and health issues could be any disease but the disease that i was talking about is a disease a member of BG has

WeenieMachine 3 kids; Japan 27915 posts
6th Jun '12

Depends on the disease and the genetic possibilities. There are some diseases that both parents have to be carriers for. Some that are just an increased risk but that are manageable.

Whatsarahsaid Japan 708 posts
6th Jun '12

Can I ask why you felt the need to make this post.. this is kind of rude and uncalled for

Newbiie Minnesota 87 posts
6th Jun '12

just for opinions not meant to be rude.

rebldomakr 1 child; Maryland 47258 posts
6th Jun '12
Quoting Newbiie:" Any disease that you suffer from.. one that causes you pain and health issues could be any disease but the disease that i was talking about is a disease a member of BG has"


some diseases are obviously worse than others. if it was a mild disease that can be controlled by meds and doesn't give you a life expectancy of 25 years then that's not so bad. idk, i had taken a chance by having a kid. im adopted and know nothing family medical history-wise. i'm alive and well as of now so fingers crossed.

Anghellic Mama 4 kids; Iowa 1067 posts
6th Jun '12

There are ways to go about preventing some diseases from being passed on to the child. There is also (expensive) procedures to test embryo's before having them transfered if IVF is an option.

I'm with the other ladies... depends on the disease, the likelihood of passing it on, the finances i have available to me, etc...

People WITHOUT diseases can be carriers and pass it along to their kids, too.

Mrs. Brightside 2 kids; Lichtensteig, Switzerland 11733 posts
6th Jun '12

depends on the disease like others have said. also depends on how likely it is that they would inherit it.

cuteexplodenkitties 3 kids; Somewhere, MD, United States 1287 posts
6th Jun '12

It would depend on what exactly I would have a chance of passing on. Me and my DH are TTC knowing there is a chance we could have another bipolar child since it runs rapid in my family. I actually had a woman ask me why I would do it and take the chance.:roll:

Mamouhn 2 kids; Swansea, United Kingdom 202 posts
6th Jun '12

I have. I have asthma & still had my daughter and pregnant again.
I dont want her to have asthma but I also know she can & will be ok if she does have it, and we can cope, she would be ok. So far she hasnt shown any sign.
My daughter is my world & I wouldnt want to hurt her so the thought of her having asthma kills me but she is perfect regardless xx