I’ve never done anything like this before or discussed this topic except with my partner and just thought this forum may be the best place for advice. My mother suffers with schizophrenia, as does my older brother. I myself am not schizophrenic but I would say I am definitely an anxious person. I’m 25 and my partner and I have recently started discussing starting our own family. I am so worried about having children even though I am so broody and love babies. I’m first of all worried that if I was to become too “stressed” as a new Mum I could developed schizophrenia which would be devastating for my partner and child. But also scared my child may be at risk of being schizophrenic. I would never wish this condition on anyone and would feel so responsible should they develope it.
I suppose I wondered if anyone here was in a similar situation to myself? What are your thought on having children if the condition runs in your family?
Thanks in advance!