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thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3036 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" Honestly I'd look into harvest my eggs and SO's sperm and find a surrogate"


I was thinking this.
or I would implant them back in me.

♥ The Prodigy Due March 3 (boy); 33 kids; Perth, Australia 5617 posts
10th Apr '13

no, i would hate to never be able to see my child.
i would also get a surrogate and use my eggs and SO's sperm.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30924 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Grandma.:</b>" No.... I dont think I could. I wouldnt be content at all without being able to watch my child grow up. :( "</blockquote>




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thats me. :) 18 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 3036 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" No. I would try surrogacy and if that failed, adoption. I promise you, you're going to want to WATCH your child grow up. Experiencing a pregnancy is not worth losing that."



I would want to watch and see my child grow up, their first smiles, the first time they walk, everything!!

Jenna + 2! 34 kids; Australia 4387 posts
status 10th Apr '13

Honestly I'd continue my tray meant for this year. I'd harvest my eggs if I could right now.. Then at the end of the year I'd make my decision... I honestly never realized how important sight is until my little boy was born blind.. He can see now (he had delayed vision) but just thinking of what he would miss out on broke my heart..

This ish is bananas TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; Georgia 1774 posts
10th Apr '13

No, I wouldn't. What if you did have a baby but couldn't see it? That would suck. Surrogacy or adoption would be my choice.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65151 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting thats me. :):" I was thinking this. or I would implant them back in me."


Pregnancy is what could jeopardize her sight...



This would be a very tough decision, Melly. I'm sorry you have to make it. Yes, adoption is an option, but I know you want to experience pregnancy and bring a child into the world. If I were in your shoes, I would probably want to take my chances as well.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2243 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Mud:</b>" No. I would try surrogacy and if that failed, adoption. I promise you, you're going to want to WATCH your child grow up. Experiencing a pregnancy is not worth losing that."</blockquote>



I'm hopeful that my vision will be unaffected... I know many women with my condition who got pregnant and everything was fine. My condition got a lot better with the meds and losing weight. My cerebrospinal fluid is still high but a bit above the high normal.

Maia's Mama 1 child; Washington 283 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" No. I would try surrogacy and if that failed, adoption. I promise you, you're going to want to WATCH your child grow up. Experiencing a pregnancy is not worth losing that."

This.



Pregnancy is not the end-all-be-all of motherhood. It's certainly not worth your health or your sight.



Just think about the hypothetical child for a second rather than your desire to be pregnant: do you think your child would rather grow up with a blind parent that will need progressively more as you age and they age, or grow up with a sighted and healthy parent and knowing they were lovingly carried by someone else or brought into your family by adoption?

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2243 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Eli Maddox's Mommy:</b>" No, I wouldn't. What if you did have a baby but couldn't see it? That would suck. Surrogacy or adoption would be my choice."</blockquote>




I'm hopeful that it's not going to come to that. There's other ways to manage my condition while pregnant. Like having regular lumbar punctures/spinal taps to relieve the pressure. If the condition gets bad the doctor will have you get back on the meds after week 20 of pregnancy.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2243 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Maia's Mama:</b>" This. Pregnancy is not the end-all-be-all of motherhood. It's certainly not worth your health or your ... [snip!] ... a sighted and healthy parent and knowing they were lovingly carried by someone else or brought into your family by adoption?"</blockquote>




I guess I took the risk because I'm confident that my vision will be ok because I really want to be able to see my child, and watch them grow. Plus there's other ways to manage the condition if it gets bad. In any case, if it gets too bad, they'll put you back on the meds.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2243 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [24 wks]:</b>" Pregnancy is what could jeopardize her sight... This would be a very tough decision, Melly. I'm sorry ... [snip!] ... pregnancy and bring a child into the world. If I were in your shoes, I would probably want to take my chances as well."</blockquote>




I already experienced pregnancy and my son passed away. So having another child is really important to me. I never got a chance to mother my son. I really don't want to live the rest of my life childless.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
11th Apr '13

You are in diamox right? My MFM said I could take it if my psuedotumor cerebri acted up. I haven't been in it since 07.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2243 posts
11th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:</b>" You are in diamox right? My MFM said I could take it if my psuedotumor cerebri acted up. I haven't been in it since 07."</blockquote>



Yeah, I went from 1000mg a day down to 250. I'll stop completely when or if I get pregnant. I started TTC this month. I'm going to take a pregnancy test this weekend. Do you know how high your cerebrospinal fluid was at its highest? Mine is not as high as others it's very close to the normal high range. My papilledema got better although the optic nerves are still a little swollen. My right eye more than the left but my vision is great still 20/20.

Pey and Trista's mommy Due January 5; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Houston, Texas 42502 posts
11th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting (*Melly*):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mel & a girl named Pey:</b>" You are in diamox right? My MFM ... [snip!] ... although the optic nerves are still a little swollen. My right eye more than the left but my vision is great still 20/20."</blockquote>



I'm not sure to be honest. I only had issues that one time. Pregnancy can actually cause it to flare up. If you can talk to them about taking it in pregnancy. My MFM told me I could if needed. I am 36 weeks and haven't had an issue but its good to know its an option.