Question: Does this make me selfish?
Total Votes: 12
I continue to keep a pregnancy? I have condition heart condition that can cause: can slightly increase the risk of infective endocarditis (an infection of the inner lining of the heart chambers and valves.), can cause the heart to enlarge, forcing it to work harder. greater amount of extra blood that passes through the lungs. increased blood flow can irritate the lining of the pulmonary artery, where the ductus arteriosus connects. This irritation makes it easier for bacteria in the bloodstream to collect and grow. Not to metion the fact I am a smoker. It is also genetic and I can pass it on to my child. I have had one term pregnancy (39wks) but refused a medical abortion at 10 weeks because I want children regardless of the fact I can die, my child could die or Both. Does that make me a selfish person? Adoption is not a choice I have since I do not have a clean bill of health nor is caring for children in the system. EDIT: I dont think anyone who hasnt been in the place I am can fully see it how I do of course you can try but if you really think about it, how would you deal with this? I cant seem to find a way. For woman how cannot become pregnant, They have other options like IVF, egg donor, sperm donor, adoption, state career. I have none of those, I can get pregnant but I'm told I can not carry to term safely, that I will die, I will be the cause of my childs death, I will always blame myself if something happens ect.. Right now my DS has seemed fine but I have an appointment for him to be checked, If I be honest with myself - I believe I have passed it on, He has no signs but my gut tells me. I feel horrible ladies, i really do. But my life is not what I had always planned or looked forward too UPDATE - Yesterday I had go to the doctor and discuss this situation and talk about what we are going to do. u/s confirmed I am 19 weeks 3 days pregnant making my due date the December 11th (One week ahead of what I thought I was) He told me what he did last time, an abortion is my best option and once again I told him NO! Next week I will be going in for a stress test on my heart and a Echo-cardiogram on my heart. Also another u/s on baby since he/she seems to have a irregular heart rate which is not related to my heart condition. Bash me if you must but I will not terminate this pregnancy, I have not had a smoke in nearly 11 days, I am off my medication since it can cause deformities.
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 10, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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