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    Have any of you had kids? After SCI? I'm worried I won't be able to have children with my bf being para and can't ejaculate. We are planning on marriage and kids, and I just need to know how things have worked, or haven't worked for you. Please, Please, Please, let me know!
    Ashley

    -Boyfriend is T7-T8 complete.

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    Moving this to the Family forum. You can also find a lot of information about male fertility after SCI in the Sexuality forum.

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    • #3
      Ashley, a lot of men have fathered kids after sci. There are ways.

      Here's a link to some information: http://www.healthtouch.com/bin/ECont...RY+&cid=HTHLTH

      Any of you guys want to chime in?

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      • #4
        The Miami Project has a big sexuality/reproductive clinic I think .... but the short answer is YES, you can get pregnant. There are lots of people on here who have succeeded.
        Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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        • #5
          Ashley,
          I'm a T11/12 para w/ 3 kids post sci. My wife and I went with invitro. If you or your bf want to any info, just pm me. I'll help any way I can.
          Stupidity ain't illegal, but it sure is inconvenient.


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          • #6
            Geno (van damn) also had a child with his wife post SCI, they went through quite alot to get there if I recall correctly. I'm sure he would not me pointing you in his direction. If you get one peek at that daughter of his, you'll know that it can be done - and well!
            Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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            • #7
              My wife and I had to go thru alot, but it was well worth it (maybe not moments like now, trying to get a 5 yo and a set of 2 yo twins to go to sleep). Wouldn't trade them for anything, and would do it again if we had the chance.
              Stupidity ain't illegal, but it sure is inconvenient.


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              • #8
                Thank you all for your help! =] I love ya!
                Ashley

                -Boyfriend is T7-T8 complete.

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                • #9
                  Yes Ashley, it's possible he could father a child. You say he can't ejaculate, so I'm wondering if he's tried other methods, such as vibratory stimulation (using ferticare or some equivalent)?

                  It's possible you may have to rely on the aid of a fertility specialist, but as long as the "clinical" aspects of it don't drive you away, I wish you success in the future.

                  Our "baby" just finished high school....

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                  • #10
                    c5-c6 just had twins

                    i am a 27yr old c5-c6 complete quad and my wife anb i just had twins(3mnths). it is awesome and i am able to do so much more then i thought.......we did invitro fertilization twice and the second time were blessed w/ 2......a boy and a girl......no worries, if you want to be a parent you can(including adoption) good luck ..here's a pic

                    heres a link to see the twins....i cant figure out how to post pics.....

                    http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...nssleeping.jpg

                    [img]<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r54/skinner6775/1meandtwinssleeping.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>

                    how in the world to you post a pic??? anyone??
                    Last edited by skinner6775; 07-15-2007, 02:05 PM.
                    "The Task Ahead Of You, Is Never As Great As The Power Within You" www.chrisskinner.org

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by skinner6775
                      i am a 27yr old c5-c6 complete quad and my wife anb i just had twins(3mnths). it is awesome and i am able to do so much more then i thought.......we did invitro fertilization twice and the second time were blessed w/ 2......a boy and a girl......no worries, if you want to be a parent you can(including adoption) good luck ..here's a pic

                      heres a link to see the twins....i cant figure out how to post pics.....

                      http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...nssleeping.jpg

                      [img]<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r54/skinner6775/1meandtwinssleeping.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>

                      how in the world to you post a pic??? anyone??
                      click this button in the editor to link a photo: [IMG]/forum/images/editor/insertimage.gif[/IMG]

                      or, to attach an image, click the "manage attachments" button under the advanced editor in the 'additional options' section.

                      here ya go:

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                      • #12
                        Adoption is also a wonderful way to go. It worked for us, we have two wonderful kids and wouldnt change a thing.
                        - Moody

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                        • #13
                          picture

                          i think i got it........thanks scott!
                          "The Task Ahead Of You, Is Never As Great As The Power Within You" www.chrisskinner.org

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                          • #14
                            it still didn't post the pic on the screen........whats up w/that scott
                            "The Task Ahead Of You, Is Never As Great As The Power Within You" www.chrisskinner.org

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                            • #15
                              Great pic Skinpup!

                              I forgot to tell you I enjoyed the pics you sent.
                              "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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