Julie - posted on 03/17/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )
I have a 5 year old son with global developmental delay, the doctors are struggling to find a reason for his delays. He has various problems, such as plagiocephaly (flat head) due to a weakness on one side of his body, general low tone and hypermobility in his joints. Anyway, we have seen a geneticist and they have given us around a 5% chance of having another baby with some form of disability, as they can't actually find anything genetically wrong with him, but our chances are slightly higher than normal purely because we already have a disabled child.
I was just wondering if anyone has had another baby after having a special needs child and what sort of odds you were given as to whether they would have problems and whether it turned out that they did have special needs or not. I know 5% isn't exactly a high chance, but I think it will be difficult to have my special needs boy and a "normal" baby, let alone 2 special needs one!