My oldest was born with a birth defect called Poland's Syndrome - incomplete hand, missing pec muscle and his arm will not grow the same as his other. I suspect it was due to me taking anti depressants when I became pregnant but there is no proof. He's only 6 but I have been thinking a lot of if I should ever tell him that I am the cause of it or if not, and if so, what age? Periodically he gets sad about his hand and arm being different but overall he is positive and upbeat and knows that God made him different. My husband doesn't agree that the medication caused it, he just believes it happened and therefore doesn't think our son really needs to know about the medication. But I have such guilt. Do you think telling him would be more to relieve my guilt or to inform my son?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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