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Originally posted by jezebel
Is it possible that the dr. is against your having a child because, if you became pregnant, you would have to stop taking your psych meds and also deal with the extreme hormonal flucuations that occur as a result of being pregnant? Many mentally stable women have an extremely difficult time dealing with the emotional ups and downs that come with bearing a child. There are also a large number of women who suffer from severe post-partem depression after their babies are born, and I wonder if your doctor isn't afraid that, while you may never hurt your child, you may become capable of hurting yourself.
Do you have your illness enough under your control, that none of these possibilities are likely to come about?
Babies are wonderful little creatures, but remember that while you may want a child because it would make you happy to have one, your happiness is not all that is at stake here. You are talking about bringing a new life into this world, one that has never experienced anything-happy or sad-and your ability to provide for its happiness and well-being should be your driving concern in this decision.
The emotional stress that raising a child places on parents, can leave even the most stable adult teetering on the brink of insanity. It is no easy task, to say the least!