Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What would you do if???

What would you do if you gave birth to a baby with a disability or a form of mental retardation. Would you still love it the same? Not that I have, I would just like to know.

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:00 AM on Jan. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (9)
  • Yes I would still love them the same. The child would still be a part of me and my DH.
    LolosMom

    Answer by LolosMom at 2:01 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • I've never been in that situation. It would be much harder obviously because they would have special needs...but I'd love them just the same! Every child is a gift and it shouldn't matter what their disability. I could never give my child away just because of a disability!
    britni11

    Answer by britni11 at 2:04 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • ohh i would totally still love him or her the same! yes, it would be a challenge taking care of him/her..but..what doesnt kill ya makes ya stronger! i have so much respect for those parents that are in those circumstances! i can only imagine! bless their hearts!!
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:07 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Absolutely. That's what mothering is - unconditional love.
    asaffell

    Answer by asaffell at 4:00 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Yes
    LexsiesMommy

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 4:11 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Yes I would love my baby the same. I've been around special needs people my entire life. They aren't mutants or something, they are just people who may need a little more help sometimes.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 4:38 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • I would love them the same, but i would die inside...god bless you if you are dealing with that. Its takes the strongest mother in the world....I would just die.....
    Alexmygirl

    Answer by Alexmygirl at 4:56 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • I have, and I do. More than once. I grieve, I feel it's my fault wondering what I did, what I should have done differently, etc...but they're mine and Lord help anyone who tries to step between us.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

  • Yes, i would love them jusr as much as all my other children, i am currently adopting a little boy which will be mine just as much as my husbands, just because i did'nt give birth to him does'nt change my mind.
    Mummytomore

    Answer by Mummytomore at 8:25 AM on Jan. 31, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN