Have you had children after you child with CP?

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RaeWitter
RaeWitter Community member Posts: 15 Connected
edited January 2019 in Families and carers
Hi all

I'm the mother to an amazing 6 year old with right sided hemiplegia and still relies on me quite a lot.

Have any of you had children after your CP angel and how did you make it work? Thank you!

Rae

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  • pink_princess
    pink_princess Community member Posts: 166 Empowering
    edited January 2019
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    As a community champion I thought I would say welcome to the community here I wonder if @Richard_Scope can help you his area is CP.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
    edited January 2019
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    Thanks @pink_princess for tagging me. Hi @RaeWitter
    As you probably know I live with quadriplegic CP, my mum had two more children after me who are not CP. It takes some organisation with all of the equipment etc but it can be done!

  • RaeWitter
    RaeWitter Community member Posts: 15 Connected
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    Thanks @pink_princess and hello again @Richard_Scope!

    That is very encouraging to hear. That was my concern regarding equipment if I need a buggy and a wheelchair when I am out alone. However I'm sure there is some way around this. And would you say you benefited from having siblings when you were younger?
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,615 Scope online community team
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    Definitely yes! I couldn't imagine being with out them! There are solutions to the issues of eqiuipmentand getting around, for example one sibling stood at the back of my chair, youngest strapped in on my lap with Mum pushing!
  • sanraz
    sanraz Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    Hi @RaeWitter,
    I had a baby (1 year old now) after her brother who has CP. he’s now 6. It can be tough at times with a baby and a child who despite being older is also fully dependent on you...but you get used it. As above posters have said; need a lot of planning and patience!