Hey ! So I am a 19 year old girl with ankylosing spondilitis , so obviously , this question isn’t about right now , but it is definitely something I think about a lot and that I worry about if I get into a relationship .
Look . I want to have kids . More than anything I want to have children and to be a mother . But I’m scared because of AS . I’m scare to transmit it to them ( I don’t have the gene ) . I would feel so guilty if they ended up in the same pain I am in . I wouldn’t want to do that for my kids .
I’m scared of how the pregnancy will go , if I will be able to get them into the world safe without complications ( due to AS )
And I’m also scared about my own health . I’m scared that I will be ok when I get pregnant , but that the pregnancy and the childbirth would take a huge toll on my health .
Im scared that when they grow up , i won’t be able to do all the things I’d want to do with them , to take proper care of them etc …
Please if there are any moms here that also deal with AS , let me know your experience
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