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SaraKat

Has Anyone Decided Not To Have Kids Based On Your Celiac Diagnosis?

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I've been on the fence with having kids anyway and now that I was diagnosed with celiac in Sept I am really leaning towards not having them. Anyone else?

Type I diabetes and other autoimmune diseases run in my husband's family too. 2 of his first cousin's and his sister have Type I diabetes and his sister was just dx'd with Sjogren's also. My side has MS and RA and now celiac. RA is on his side too.

I think you are a very wise lady to take having kids so seriously and are considering different angles. I am 51 and made the decision not to have kids long before my diagnosis. However, I think it played into it on a subconscious level because I did not feel well for so many years. Honestly, I doubt I would have carried to term or would have had a messed up baby from the lack of nutrients.....scary!

Having said that, I don't think you should have kids right now. If you are on the fence about it, and are willing to admit you are and vocalize it (which you have), then you are not ready to have any. If you decide never to have any, that's fine and your life will not be any less for not having them. I have never regretted my decision and my husband and I live a very full life and are happy. We have fur children instead! :P Pets can really satisfy that maternal instinct. Above all else, do not have children for any other reason than the fact that you really want to be parents. Good luck with whatever you choose!

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