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This is one list that I am very, very sad to be on
My oldest son Cameron, the three year old...the older boy in my avatar...was born in congestive heart failure...and had emergent heart surgery hours after birth. He has Aortic Stenosis which is the narrowing of his Aortic Valve. So...as soon as he took his first breath...it was almost his last!!!!
As seen in my previous posts...this is and has been an area of guilt for me as I read the many many studies that do show a "HIGHER RISK" of overwieght and obese women tp have an onfant born with a congenital heart defect. EKKKKKKSSS..that is me!
The general public has 1 in 100 chance to have a baby born with some sort of congenital heart defect. That is very common!!!! Heart defects in the number one birth defect!!!! So...I am sure there is well over 100 women on this board....and already me, Shelly, and KCmom all have kids with congenital heart defects. Very, very, very interesting!!!!
It has been a rough weekk for me...as yesterday I read an article suggesting that "obesity" in pregnancy also suggests that babies may be born with a higher risk of breathing problems...and my youngest just got diagnosed with Severe asthma!!! Wow....double whammy of guilt, eh? It is bad enough that GUILT is part of being a parent anyway, never mind adding to the ever growing pot of Guilt with the diagnoses of my kiddos. Man, so glad to see this week from **** behind me!!!!!!!