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If you had an autistic child and....

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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There was a chance that you passed the chromosome syndrome to your child that caused your child's autism... Would you TTC another child risking it?

This isn't hypothetical for me, well the TTC part is. His/our chromosomal micro deletion can cause other intellectual/heath issues.
Posted by Anonymous on May. 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 20, 2013 at 6:32 PM
I have 2 autistic children.
raegansmom
by Gold Member on May. 20, 2013 at 6:34 PM

 No, I wouldn't have children if I knew they would endure a hardship involving their health or well-being.  IMO it's selfish.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 20, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Would you take into account the other issues it could cause?

chronic upper respiratory infections
cardiac defects
intellectual disabilities
schizophrenia


Quoting Anonymous:

I have 2 autistic children.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on May. 20, 2013 at 6:35 PM
While my son is perfect to me I would adopt or use a donor egg


Quoting raegansmom:

 No, I wouldn't have children if I knew they would endure a hardship involving their health or well-being.  IMO it's selfish.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM
I don't know, that's a tough question. I have 4 children, my 3rd has low functioning autism. We were told that any additional children had a 25 percent greater chance of having autism but we decided to try for our boy. He is now 3 and doesn't have any indicators of autism. If I knew for sure the 4th would have had autism I don't know if we would have.
ModaMama
by on May. 20, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Likely not.  I'd adopt instead.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 20, 2013 at 6:40 PM
I would. we hadnt planned to have a 2nd child. i had my tubes tied. and still got pregnant.


Quoting Anonymous:

Would you take into account the other issues it could cause?



chronic upper respiratory infections

cardiac defects

intellectual disabilities

schizophrenia




Quoting Anonymous:

I have 2 autistic children.


mom2many747
by Momma Duck on May. 20, 2013 at 6:40 PM
My 2 daughter and 3rd daughter are with my xh. 1 is autistic and the other has global developmental delays. I am on my second since them (pregnant with my 5th child). I think it's a matter of whether or not you can handle another. I love my children and although they can be difficult, i wouldnt trade them in for the world.

Just to add...much xh now has 10 kids. Out.of the 10, 8 have varying degrees of autism/delays. 1 has dyslexia and 1 has ADD. He has nothing to do with any of them.
MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on May. 20, 2013 at 6:40 PM

 No I would not.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 20, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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I'd adopt..there are so many unwanted children in the world

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