I’ve suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for over 12yrs now. After I had my daughter 3yrs ago, I felt absolutely awesome for about 9 months (despite the lack of sleep haha) then it hit me bad again. I mean, I’m not as bad as some people. I can still do most things for myself but I get a serious case of the mummy guilts when I can’t play with my daughter sometimes when she asks me. I really want another baby but I guess I’m just scared of the toll it will take on my body. I was either in hospital or bed ridden my whole pregnancy and lost 11kg due to severe HG. Surprisingly I’m not as worried about it happening again even though it was scary as the first time!!
I just don’t want my children to miss out or feel like they missed out on anything because mummy wasn’t able to take them or do it with them. My husband is pretty supportive but still doesn’t understand the Chronic Fatigue. I’m unable to work. He works as hard as he can but with the current work situation, he may not have a job much longer. Its stressful everywhere that we turn. Then I feel selfish for even wanting another baby. Argh! haha
I guess I’m just after other opinions on what you would do in my situation or is there anyone else out there in the same situation?
Posted anonymously, 6th November 2015