Trying to Conceive with a Mental Illness

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Registered: 12-08-2005
Trying to Conceive with a Mental Illness
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Tue, 01-10-2006 - 1:32pm

Hi All, I am turning 44 on January 21st and my DH & I are just starting out TTC after I had a blighted ovum 2 years ago. The tricky thing is that I am Bipolar and have to take a cocktail of medications. I'm working closely with my PDOC and OB/GYN and it looks like I'll have to remain on the Category C meds because the benefits outweigh the risks - but I am concerned as I'm sure you understand.

My question is whether anyone else out there has similiar issues, I have found only one slow-moving board over at the Baby Center but it is a Godsend for support. And the other thing is I would like to post the link there to invite others who may be going through the same thing but should check here that it's alright?

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Registered: 11-30-2004
Tue, 01-10-2006 - 6:48pm

hi, welcome!!! I think its great that you are on meds and working with your dr. regarding all this. I suspect my mother may have been bipolar, she never would stay in treatment long enough to help and committed suicide at 48. I worried about myself and having children because of this for many years. I think it would be fine to invite someone else to this board, I really don't know if you have to check with any "powers that be" or not, maybe someone else will know. good luck and keep posting!!!

kim

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Registered: 12-08-2005
Wed, 01-11-2006 - 2:28pm

Hi Kim, thank you so much for getting back to me. I'm so sorry to hear of your mother. Yes, it's a tough thing to deal with this Bipolar, but I am working really hard at staying well. Finding support on forums is so helpful - I don't feel so alone with this.

Okay, I'll go ahead and post this lol. Hope it's okay!

The Trying to Conceive with a Mental Illness board can be found here: http://bbs.babycenter.com/board/preconception/gettingpregnant/1379863