Astrai it is a tough decision. I am glad amnio is at least safer now.
weekly rambling chat Sept 9-16 - Page 6
I think this is so wise. The incurable illness that runs in my family can't really be detected unless it happens, often in adulthood. I know a lot of people thought I should not have kids because of my health, but ultimately, I knew I would rather have been born, no matter how often I am sick, how many times I am hospitalized, which organs are destroyed, and when and how I die. Sick people have a right to exist, period. Letting yourself meet your child, love him/her, and see him/her for the beautiful person s/he will be before thinking of him/her as sick gives so much honor to his/her human dignity. It is such an act of grace.
Thank you for posting this. This is pretty much exactly how I have been feeling.
And I can feel like this, feel absolutely positive that I don't want to bother with any of the testing and just wait and find out when we need to- assuming the baby is a boy- and then a few days later I'll go into panic mode and start thinking I need to set up a million appointments and do EVERY available test for every possible condition and just go with the medicalized flow of pregnancy. A couple of days later I relax again and am back into peaceful wait and see attitude again. This pregnancy thing is tricky. Every day is an emotional rollercoaster.
Of course, what i believe isn't going to be enough to convince my entire extended family on both sides :/