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Have you had children after you child with CP?

RaeWitterRaeWitter Member Posts: 15 Connected
edited January 2019 in Parents and carers
Hi all

I'm the mother to an amazing 6 year old with right sided hemiplegia and still relies on me quite a lot.

Have any of you had children after your CP angel and how did you make it work? Thank you!

Rae

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  • pink_princesspink_princess Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 131 Pioneering
    edited January 2019
    As a community champion I thought I would say welcome to the community here I wonder if @Richard_Scope can help you his area is CP.
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,328 Scope community team
    edited January 2019
    Thanks @pink_princess for tagging me. Hi @RaeWitter
    As you probably know I live with quadriplegic CP, my mum had two more children after me who are not CP. It takes some organisation with all of the equipment etc but it can be done!

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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  • RaeWitterRaeWitter Member Posts: 15 Connected
    Thanks @pink_princess and hello again @Richard_Scope!

    That is very encouraging to hear. That was my concern regarding equipment if I need a buggy and a wheelchair when I am out alone. However I'm sure there is some way around this. And would you say you benefited from having siblings when you were younger?
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,328 Scope community team
    Definitely yes! I couldn't imagine being with out them! There are solutions to the issues of eqiuipmentand getting around, for example one sibling stood at the back of my chair, youngest strapped in on my lap with Mum pushing!
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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  • sanrazsanraz Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi @RaeWitter,
    I had a baby (1 year old now) after her brother who has CP. he’s now 6. It can be tough at times with a baby and a child who despite being older is also fully dependent on you...but you get used it. As above posters have said; need a lot of planning and patience!
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