Would you be scared/worried to have another child if you have a child with Autism?
I really want to have another child but my husband is very agianst it.Our son who is almost 5 has Autism.We love him more than live itself but I'm not going to lie...It is very hard to raise a child with Autism.It can be very challenging.
He doesent think we would be able to handle this if it were to happen a second time.I love my little boy so much and I think it would benefit him to have a sibling.I also wonder what it would be like to have a typical child Is that wrong of me? What are the chances of our next child having this disorder?
Would you even try to concieve another child or have you? I would love to hear everyones feelings on this.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Jan. 30, 2009 in General Parenting
I have a 7 year old child with autism. When he was 5 I found out I was expecting again. I can tell you I was a little afraid, but the baby (17 months) is NT. He laughs, "talks", makes eye contact! Things his brother never did. I know there is a chance that another baby could have it, but there's also the possibility that it won't.
Answer by Austinsmom35 at 8:40 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by britme1027 at 9:13 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by 1ontheway at 9:26 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by Katilina at 9:26 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by 1ontheway at 9:28 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
I understand the thought of being scared. I personally cannot answer this, I have no clue what your life is like, you must be very strong person. Maybe you could take your husband to a counselor who could give you the risk percentage. Good Luck!
Answer by megkel at 10:34 PM on Jan. 30, 2009
Answer by purpleducky at 10:23 AM on Jan. 31, 2009
Answer by luna04 at 9:52 AM on Feb. 1, 2009
Next question overall
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