I have schizophrenia, its been 25 yrs since my diagnosis. I put my family through a living hell. I would NOT EVER think to bring a child into this world with my specific risk factors of inheritance. I am now a 49 year old woman. Happy and very content and at peace with my life.
Yes, i get lonely. (wishing i could have had children) But NEVER would I take a risk or a chance my CHILD could have been inheriting my disease. Its torment, torture. its not right to bring a child when you KNOW the risks. Its just not right.
By some miracle my mind cleared. Yes I lost YEARS of my life. Friends gone. Boyfriends that left because of my erratic behavior. But that’s not the worst. It was watching my VERY loving and amazing Parents stand and FIGHT me. World War III could not begin to describe the battles that raged in my mind (and in my parents home). My sister and brother were devastated by my lost sanity.
They would cry sometimes. I had NO idea why. (I simply was that lost) locked deep within my own tormented mind. Sounds crazy. I thought 'they" were trying to harm me. Wow.
Anyway, My point it this.
'Please think long and hard before you get pregnant if you or your mate has schizophrenia"