One Day.

My sister is the very proud mother of a beautiful, clever, 10 week old baby girl. Gabriella is a 'miracle' baby. If my sister had planned to have children, she would never have done it in a million years.

At the age of 13 my sister was diagnosed with epilepsy. She's managed to controld it, and although it's changed her personality (her medication) and stopped her from being able to drive, she's lead a very successful career and is a wonderful sister. When she reached the age of 18, her consultant kept telling her that she must plan to have children because her medication would need changing and might have severe side effects on the child.

Needless to say, when she fell pregnant, she was scared out of her wits. Even now she's worried on the effect of her medication on her baby, even though everyone has told her, tests and consultants, that everything is perfect.

There have been consequences though, since she gave birth. Due to the hormones doing what they do to any pregnant woman, she's been more susceptable to seizures, and even though they're normally controlled by medication, her stress levels and concerns, worries, for the baby have caused her to have more than she expected. They haven't been as dramtic as ones previous to her pregnancy, but there have been some when she's been holding the baby.

She feels she's a bad mother that she can't look after her daughter on her own. She feels inadequate. She feels that she'll never be able to left alone with her daughter.

When I have children, I wish I could be half the mother she is. I just wish she could see how well she's doing herself.
MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
26-30, F
3 Responses Sep 10, 2012

She will be in my prayers :)

I do, but she's too depressed at the moment for it to have affect. She'll be ok soon

What an inspirational story. Do tell her this. Do.