This article is written by Melissa Waltz.
Will I be able to conceive at all? Will pregnancy make my symptoms worse? Will my baby be okay? What if I need to take medication while I’m pregnant or trying to conceive? Am I physically strong enough to carry a baby and raise a newborn?
If you’re ready to start a family and you’re among the rising number of women dealing with chronic illness, the role your condition will play in your ability to conceive and carry a healthy baby to term is likely at top of mind.
Whether you have diabetes, arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, or another chronic disorder, it’s normal to have a lot of questions and concerns. Today, we’re going to answer some of those questions and talk about what you can do to increase your chances of having a positive experience.