5. How Will It Impact Your Health?

A pregnancy is *going* to affect your health; that's a given. Some of us, however, have an extra concern because we already have conditions we have to manage. For instance, a lot of medications cannot be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you have a chronic condition like I do, this is a *huge* problem. Your doctor might try to change your medications, but that's not an option for everyone. If you're in the same boat, is being pregnant worth it? Even if medications aren't an issue, you might be concerned about passing a condition on to your child. Talk these things over with your doctor; she might suggest that you adopt instead.

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