A doctor asked me the other day if I wanted her to tie my tubes.
"Well, pregnancy and a progressive disease. They don't mix."
She has a point. Also, PKD is an inherited disease. If I have more children, they have a 50% chance of having PKD. That's just a flip of the coin. Of course, I tell myself that in 30 years, when the disease will manifest itself and start causing problems, medicine will look a lot different than it does right now. But then again, there's lots of diseases that have been around longer than 30 years that still stump everyone.
Dh and I have never considered permanent birth control measures, just because we have spent so much of the last few years of our marriage focusing on the growth of our family, not vice versa. Maybe it's time to think of the vice versa.
Anybody else out there been advised by doctors regarding PKD and childbirth?
I have read statistics, of course, and it seems that every woman is different, although it does appear that women who have had more pregnancies have a higher rate of renal failure and more liver cysts. Still, with so much variance in every woman, I would love to hear from any women out there who have pursued motherhood, despite PKD.