TTC with Health Issues.

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

One of my aunts has debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, and her doctor okayed her to TTC and have her son!

I know she had a VERY rough time, and I’m 99% sue she delivered via c-section, but her son is perfectly healthy! She said the worst was when she hurt so badly that she couldn’t pick him up when he was crying.

But she had a LOT of support, and she was SO happy to have him!

Post # 5
557 posts
Busy bee

My aunt also had horrible arthritis from the time she was 10. By her early 30’s her hands were so bad that she literally could not move them. She and my uncle had a wonderful baby boy and she was able to care for him (though I am sure it was painful) until she died when he was about 5.

Post # 6
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@futuremrsndl:  I’m 33 and I have rheumatoid arthritis and am planning on TTC after our wedding next month. I’ve spoken with my Rheumatoligist and the best thing you can do is have a plan on what is safe and what is not while you are TTC, pregnant and breastfeeding as you do have options.

For RA 80% of women go into remission during pregnancy, you may end up having less flare ups with your OA.

Otherwise keep doing what you do normally. Eat healthy, get lots of sleep and stay active especially with light weights as it’s important to have good muscles to keep the strain off your joints.

See if there are any arthritis groups in your area, they are a great source of information and often have free educational and health programs.

Best of luck!

Post # 7
1311 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I wont be due to my health problems. Might try to adopt a school aged child if we have kids in consideration of both of our health issues. 

Post # 8
1836 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

My mom had 3 kids natrually with RA and lupus. She never had any regrets.

Post # 9
1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My sister has fibromyalgia among a variety of other health issues and she carried and delivered 3 kids…. All delivered natural in water births. She does see a chiropractor and has for years for her fibromyalgia which is the only way she keeps it under control. 

Get insurance for 2014 and then see a doctor and see what she recommends. Maybe physical therapy or something along those lines would help pain flare ups while ur pregnant. Ur doctor will decide what’s best for you and your baby as well as discuss your concerns beforehand. 

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