Are there any pregnant physically disabled bees out there?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I do not, but one of my aunts has CP and has 4 children.  Unless there is some other underlying reason why, I think it will be possible for you too!  You might have to have a c-section as labor/vaginal might be too difficult, but so do a lot of people!  Good luck and I hope you guys are able to have the family you want!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am not disabled but know two people who got pregnant no problem who were paralyzed from the chest down. They were always told as long as you have a cycle it can happen. Best of luck to you!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@bearbear1:  I think it depends on  your disability. I am by NO means a medical expert, but my sister went to medical school and was telling me about one of her cases was a woman who was paralized from the chest down, and she got pregnant, but the one thing the doctors were REALLY concerned about was her not being able to feel that she was going into labor/not knowing it was happening. So she had to be on bedrest/in the hospital majority of her pregnancy, so they could keep an eye on her.

But I feel like if you have feeling, that it shouldn’t be too big of a problem. I hope you guys are successful in trying! 😀 Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@bearbear1:  I think your doctor can best answer this for you, but I think it’s definitely possible! How awesome! I hope you’ll share your journey here!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

I’m not, but one of my aunts has MS and 2 kids and DH’s aunt has CP and a daughter. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I don’t know how that would affect you.

I will tell you this.

I have a physical disability where I live with chronic pain, that leaves me unable to work, and many of my physical activities are limited. Because of my physical issues, I do not feel as though the process of carrying and delivering a child would be good for my health. And I am also concerned about my ability to care for a young child with my current health problems. I do hope in the future to have some of my limitations improved, but there is no guarantee. For me, I know in my present condition, if we were going to have children, I would do better with an older child who does not need as much physical care (as the lifting, holding, chasing, constant watching to be sure they don’t eat something or stick a knife in a socket, would be more than I am able to handle).

So, if we ever have kids, we will adopt.

It is a really personal decision and you have to figure out what is best for you and your family.

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Oh, another suggestion: It might be worth talking to other people with your condition to see what they think of the question. Facebook has a lot of online groups. You might be able to find one.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My fiancé’s sister-in-law runs an awesome website and Facebook page called CP Daily Living, I think it’s geared a but more towards parents and caregivers with children who have CP, but it seems to me like an incredible resource, and if nothing else I’m sure if you contacted her she could find someone with CP who’s had a baby to give you some insight. 🙂 But the things is, CP presents in so many ways, everyone’s challenges are unique!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bearbear1:  my brother has spina bifida. a few of his female friends with spina bifida have had successfull pregnancies.  one of the girl’s son is 5 years old now.

 

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