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    Ok so I did a pregnancy test and I'm pregnant

    So umm yea what effect is this going to have on my cp?

    And I no parents who have cp and non cp kids

  • #2
    Cyfskid,

    CP is not a hereditary condition. It's true that most risk factors for CP involve things that, when they go wrong, tend to go wrong shortly before, during, or shortly after birth. But that doesn't necessarily mean that your risk of giving birth to a child with CP is significantly elevated if you have CP yourself.

    Known risk factors for CP (and many other conditions) include prematurity and low birth weight. Therefore, the standard pregnancy lecture applies here: don't smoke (I've read research that suggests that children of smoking mothers are, on average, smaller at birth than children of none-smoking mothers). Eat well, which means enough, but also healthy and varied. You're literally eating for two. Don't drink alcohol, and avoid medication as much as you can (many drugs are known to increase the risk of various birth defects).

    As for the effect on your CP: I have no clue, but I'd imagine it won't be a walk in the park. I would advise an epidural during birth, not because I necessarily believe in avoiding labor pain, but because I think it will make your spasticity worse, which might in turn inhibit a smooth birth (and that, of course, comes with it's own set of issues, including but not limited to -- you guessed it -- an increased risk of CP due to an oxygen shortage).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Saranoya View Post
      CP is not a hereditary condition. It's true that most risk factors for CP involve things that, when they go wrong, tend to go wrong shortly before, during, or shortly after birth. But that doesn't necessarily mean that your risk of giving birth to a child with CP is significantly elevated if you have CP yourself.
      yea i no that /forum/showthread.php?t=163077

      Originally posted by Saranoya View Post
      Known risk factors for CP (and many other conditions) include prematurity and low birth weight. Therefore, the standard pregnancy lecture applies here: don't smoke (I've read research that suggests that children of smoking mothers are, on average, smaller at birth than children of none-smoking mothers). Eat well, which means enough, but also healthy and varied. You're literally eating for two. Don't drink alcohol, and avoid medication as much as you can (many drugs are known to increase the risk of various birth defects).
      Thanks im going to be gettin that alot

      Originally posted by Saranoya View Post
      As for the effect on your CP: I have no clue, but I'd imagine it won't be a walk in the park. I would advise an epidural during birth, not because I necessarily believe in avoiding labor pain, but because I think it will make your spasticity worse, which might in turn inhibit a smooth birth (and that, of course, comes with it's own set of issues, including but not limited to -- you guessed it -- an increased risk of CP due to an oxygen shortage).
      Your a guy right?

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      • #4
        Nope. Not a guy.

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        • #5
          And start folic acid to prevent spida bifida.
          TH 12, 43 years post

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          • #6
            Get a good OBYN
            Get involved in politics as if your life depended on it, because it does. -- Justin Dart

            I shall not tolerate ignorance or hate speech on this site.

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            • #7
              Not sure if anyone has said, but Congatulations !! Get the best advice you can, eat right, be positive, have a great pregnancy, and a healthy baby.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Saranoya View Post
                Nope. Not a guy.
                sorry
                Originally posted by woman from Europe View Post
                And start folic acid to prevent spida bifida.
                Its on the shopping list

                Originally posted by Liz321 View Post
                Get a good OBYN
                I plan to
                Originally posted by rebajane View Post
                Not sure if anyone has said, but Congatulations !! Get the best advice you can, eat right, be positive, have a great pregnancy, and a healthy baby.
                Thanks

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                • #9
                  You seem to have everything under control Don't gain too much weight either, I did every time and it was a nightmare.

                  Congratulations with the pregnancy
                  TH 12, 43 years post

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                  • #10
                    I posted this thread about 10 mins after seeing the little blue line appear

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                    • #11
                      Have you confirmed with a doctor yet then? I guess you know what you're going to do with your adulthood now! Obviously this wasn't planned? Does the other person know yet and will they be involved?

                      Referring to your other thread here:
                      /forum/showpost.php?p=1415819&postcount=1
                      Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                      T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
                        1Have you confirmed with a doctor yet then? I guess you know what you're going to do with your adulthood now! 2 Obviously this wasn't planned? 3Does the other person know yet and will they be involved?

                        Referring to your other thread here:
                        /forum/showpost.php?p=1415819&postcount=1
                        1)No and we are debating when to do this
                        2)Kind of and yes adult life is going to involve kids alot sooner than I planned but thats ok
                        3) Yes and hes less scared than I am(hes got another child to some1 with cp)

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                        • #13
                          Debating on whether to see if you're pregnant?
                          Get involved in politics as if your life depended on it, because it does. -- Justin Dart

                          I shall not tolerate ignorance or hate speech on this site.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cyfskid View Post
                            (hes got another child to some1 with cp)
                            Really? That seems .. an odd statistic?
                            Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                            T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                            • #15
                              Oh...do people think this thread is for real then?
                              I was reading it as a fairly entertaining story.

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