Vicky - posted on 12/16/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am just wondering, has anyone ever had/recovered from peripartum cardiomyopathy and have you gone on to have children in the future and came out ok? or did you contract the problem again?
I ask because I have peripartum cardiomyopathy and I was diagnosed after my first baby was born, I found out about 6 months ago.
I am making very good recovery with a low sodium diet and medication - my heart is nearly back to "normal size", however I am still struggling with the decision whether or not to have a second child, I always wanted two children and while I know I should be happy and grateful with my little angel that I have (and trust me I am!!!) I still am sad at the thought of never having that second baby - but of course I know it would be so high risk and I want my daughter Sophie to have me and I don't want to die or anything as I can't bear the thought of not being here for her and watching her grow, I just am so confused as to what to do.
Can anyone share stories on this? have you gone through this? or are you going through this? I would love to hear your stories!!! :)