30 Sep 14:26
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Has having Psoriasis influenced your decision to have or not have children?
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30 Sep 14:33
Hi Kim, no it didn't influence my decision, however, I was worried I would pass it on to my kids. I have two children, boy and girl. My boy is 16 and does not have it (yet! fingers crossed) but my daughter aged 10 did break out after being involved in a rta aged 3. Thankfully she's only had one outbreak and very very few minuscule spots since then. Thankfully my knowledge and understanding is ever growing so I can educate my daughter to encourage avoidance of it affecting her ☺️
30 Sep 14:44
I have a beautiful little boy of 4 p hasn't stopped me but I do worry incase he gets because of me
30 Sep 14:45
No way! Never did and never would. Kids have shifted my life is such a wonderful way and helped to show this momma how to love herself and love without conditions. Great memories of life with them and still have those super babes!
30 Sep 14:46
hello kim, tryingnot to anyway, we are not a good combination me and my girlfriend,she has very poor eyesight, that from her mother, her mother has schitzophenia which she may inherit, i have psoriais and psoriatic arthritis, result, bind child that is mentally ill ,covered flakes and possible arthritis . no good,think i would be hated by my child :( :)
30 Sep 14:51
No, tho every time they get a small rash or dry skin I worry for them.. so I try to be positive in case they do develop p, so they can see it dosent have to hold you back.
30 Sep 14:52
Hi Kim, for me no, i have 2 children and one has so far been clear, the other has had intermittent plaques on scalp and arms since 3 months old. We will a beautiful flakey family, and I will live by the mantra "families who flake together, stay together" :)
30 Sep 15:17
1 out of 4 of my grandchildren have it. Eczema patches.
My 3 daughters have had eczema occasionally but nothing drastic. I am wondering if the high acidity of the body is hereditary and acidity creates the reaction upon high stress.
30 Sep 15:21
Hi Kim, P did not influence me at all in regards to children. I Couldn't imagine my life not being a mom and not having my 2 boys 10 & 12 💖 I do also worry that they might inherit from me but so far they have been blessed without it and I hope it stays that way!
30 Sep 15:45
Awww done it again shit
30 Sep 15:46
I've 3 children aged 7,4 & 4 months I didn't know it can be heritable until I had my 2nd as I don't know anyone else in my family with it - I do worry but I couldn't take back the children I already had and we do plan on a 4th in the future 🙈 xx
30 Sep 17:25
30 Sep 17:48
Absolutely not! I have a 7 year old son and a 4 year old daughter. There are much worse things in this world they will have to deal with. But I will be right there with them, as they are for me.
30 Sep 19:36
Thanks so much everyone! It didn't influence me although I was concerned I would pass it on. Having this condition has interfered with many aspects of my life but being a mother was not one of them.
30 Sep 22:15
If I was blessed to have children .It would not influence my decision.
01 Oct 04:23
Michael you never know what the good Lord has planned. If you are meant to have children you will have them.
01 Oct 07:27
thats so funny sarah and not ,flakey family,must be a lot of vacumming to do ? :)
01 Oct 12:42
01 Oct 14:54
Hi Susan, no Lord planned my son. Me and my husband did and I came off the pill to have him!
01 Oct 18:25
Kim, a thought... I am trying to remember my p was worse or better on the pill. I do remember after my second girl I had it on the palm of my hands really bad. At the time it was popular to wear fingerless gloves (1980,s) thank goodness. I could shake hands with clients!! Point being I think the hormone changes after each birth had an impact on my p location. After 3 it was all over my torso. Wonder if any other women also noticed a change.
01 Oct 19:39
That’s a really good point Annette. I think my Psoriasis was worse when I was on the pill and it disappeared when I was pregnant.
01 Oct 20:34
I did noticed that menapause didn't change a thing with my psoriasis.
This condition is a tricky little bugger!
01 Oct 21:39
It was too late for me as my first flare came after my second kid. I have been very clear to always tell my kids about it, and also the people who became serious partners so they all knew that it may go in the genes. I do feel guilty sometimes but it is irrational as I didn’t know. I would have taken it into very serious consideration but given how it went I’m very grateful to have my beautiful family. A tough choice for sure if you have to make it.
02 Oct 04:18
I am waiting to see if the Menopause will affect it.
02 Oct 05:49
My kids caused my Psoriasis...just kidding, but two teenage sons?? Hello STRESS! We survived those years and they are amazing young men. But, I did think for a minute Menopause caused it...then I found this website, and I see how many people have had it most of their lives, including men. Reality is, we know what it is and what is happening in our bodies, but we don't know the WHY.
02 Oct 05:59
Come to think of it, this flare started in January...I started my job in December. I manage fifteen, 16 - 24 year olds, hum, correlation? Millennials PEOPLE, they are crazy makers, but then I need a song added to a powerpoint presentation and they are worth their weight in gold.
02 Oct 13:11
Gail you are funny. Why not blame those millennials. LOL. Been there darlin'... I really didn't have many issues with my 2 kids (girl and boy), however we had them 8 years apart so it was kind of like having only 1 teen at a time to deal with. I totally agree too that they are definitely worth their weight in gold. I betcha you learned the most about yourself from your kids. I know I sure did and still do. I had no idea what a patient woman I am until I had my babes...
03 Oct 00:42
I never thought of p being a problem to any of my kids . This wasn't talked about much at I wasn't informed about it , not like today🙂 . Even so I would still have my 4 boys reguardless. There are so much more out there today to help.
03 Oct 05:54
As a man who had children by the time I was 21, you can tell that it hasn't impeded my decision.
Well, I personally didn't have them, my wife did. But you get the jist!
If we all worried about our own insecurities, or worried about passing ailments to our children the world wouldn't have ever grown. Just because there's evidence of it being hereditary, doesn't mean that they will get it.
ALL three of mine are fine, and thus far show no symptoms of any of the problems I have, thankfully!
And if they do, we'll deal with it.
03 Oct 13:11
Christopher you are so right. Thinking about the WHAT IF's in life is kind of like asking for stress, which we absolutely don't need even if we don't have psoriasis. Just think of the joy we would miss if we didn't have our babies. Even if our babes do inherit psoriasis it certainly isn't the worst thing they could get.
04 Oct 01:45
Mine went away when I got pregnant
04 Oct 02:15
Nadine that's terrific. Pregnancy was your cure. How cool is that!!!
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