TTC #2 New Here

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TTC #2 New Here

My husband and I are trying for our 2nd child together. I have a 6 year old boy with autism. We have 2 older children A son that is 15 and a daughter who is 12. Going to test on the 23rd, but already having lots of symptoms. I have painful ovulation so I always know when I am ovulating. I have been diagnosed with Endometriosis and have had 2 surgerys for it. This has not kept me from conceiving but I have lost my right ovary. I am really excited to start this journey. I waited so long to have another child because of my son's autism, but decided we thought it was time! If anyone has any questions about Autism. I am happy to answer. We are doing things differently this time. Looking foward to chatting with you ladies. Goodluck to all those TTC!

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Hi there. I just wanted to say hi and welcome Smile
I have an 11 year old with asperger's. We were also worried about a higher risk, but still determined to have a baby Smile

Lots of good luck!!

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I also am worried. We are choosing not to vaccinate/ alternate vaccine schedule this time around. My son was injured after 3 vaccines he got that hospitalized him when he was 18months. He began withdrawing from us and now I am fighting everyday to bring him back. My son has "moderate" Autism. He is mostly nonverbal, not toilet trained, but so very smart and compassionate. He melts my heart and if my next child ends up just like him I am okay with it.

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Hope that your ttc journey is short! GL!

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I often wonder what causes autism, especially with 2 boys since they are at greater risk. My youngest has a 40% hearing loss in one ear that he was born with. We had genetic testing and no cause was found, so we worry that it could happen again.

We started following Dr. Sears' alternate vaccine schedule (with a few of our own modifications) with Zach. It has been great and we plan to do the same with this baby. Our doctor liked this schedule enough to use it with her other patients who were interested. For the most part we only do one shot per visit and keep them at least 6 weeks apart.

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i strongly believe the children are toxic. have you tryed biomedical treatments? Children greatly improve with it. Did you see the congressional hearing regarding autism? It seems our government is jumping on the envronmental train. We do no gluten with my son. Going to start biomedical soon. I have a friend whose child went from saying maybe 1-2 words to speaking in full sentences. My son has major gut issues. He is 6.5 and has never had a solid BM. He vomits alot too. Tested for parasites.. he has none. However hearing loss isn't really an autistic trait. My son has excellent hearing, the problem is his brain cant quite process what he hears. Autism is tough. I devote my time trying to help my son and will continue to do so until he is healed. I'm glad to hear you follow the alternate schedule. All women I strongly encourage you to watch this hearing. It will open your eyes!

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Lawmakers-Look-into-Federal-Response-to-Rising-Rates-of-Autism/10737436113-3/

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I know hearing loss has nothing to do with autism, my point was just that it is also something (in my case) that we don't know what caused it and it could happen again. My children are not on the spectrum, but we are not done having children. I want to know the cause(s) to prevent it.

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I hope that you get your BFP very soon. Smile
You sound like a very strong woman and a wonderful mother to your son. It's so great to see parents step up to the plate and really take on whatever challenges they face in life. Some of my closest friends have two sons who are autistic, one more so than the other.. and oh my goodness, both are the cutest and most genuinely sweet boys ever!!! Smile Having parents who love them and can see the big picture really work wonders...

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"blissfulliss" wrote:

I hope that you get your BFP very soon. Smile
You sound like a very strong woman and a wonderful mother to your son. It's so great to see parents step up to the plate and really take on whatever challenges they face in life. Some of my closest friends have two sons who are autistic, one more so than the other.. and oh my goodness, both are the cutest and most genuinely sweet boys ever!!! Smile Having parents who love them and can see the big picture really work wonders...

Thank you so much. If I actually join this board, I am sure you will be hearing much much more about it. Smile .

"SouthernMom" wrote:

I know hearing loss has nothing to do with autism, my point was just that it is also something (in my case) that we don't know what caused it and it could happen again. My children are not on the spectrum, but we are not done having children. I want to know the cause(s) to prevent it.

I am wishing you the best for a healthy baby. I don't mean to be offensive.. I am pretty passionate about my son and Autism in general. So sometimes I can go off on a tangent. Smile haha Excited for you! Goodluck!

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well, I really hope that you get to stay! Smile