or so many of these, what r the odds that the boy
or girl will be diagnoased w/ one of these?
Probably 1 in 4 or something like that, but it doesn't really matter. You really have to be prepared for every one of your children to have ADHD, autism and migraines or you shouldn't have them because it is a genuine risk when you have those in your genetics. For example, my dh has ADHD & autism and both of my children have ADHD and autism as well even though the odds wouldn't predict that would happen.
One of my best friends from high school has a genetic condition called PKU and the odds are something like 1 in 4 or something so she kept having children thinking they would not have PKU because of the statistical odds, but all her 3 children have PKU, despite the odds that sound like only one of her children should have PKU.
You have to be prepared that every child you have may possibly have ADHD and autism. You can't really play the odds when you have children because it only works out if you have 100 children or more. Yes, you may have 1 in 4 odds, but that only works out accurate statistically if you have 100 children: then for example approximately 25 children will have ADHD and autism. But if you have 2 or 3 children like most of us, they may happen to be the 2 or 3 out of those 25 that have autism/ADHD (which is what happened in my family). Oh, and of course your odds go up if your mate has any autism/ADHD in his family as well.
Edit: Re: some of the other's poster comments to "not worry about it". I do love both of my children of course and am glad I had both, but it is something that I think you should consider. Having children with special needs takes a lot of extra work, care, money, and patience and I think you are really smart to be thinking ahead. It is recommended, and I did with both my children special therapies which included: speech therapy, occupational therapy, play therapy, and sensory integration therapy (both were also diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction as well). I definitely decided after having 2 special needs children that was all I could handle (although I know of moms that do a great job with 3 to 5 special needs children which I think is awe-inspiring!). I also became a stay at home mom at that point to be able to do that which some might not be able to do financially. You need to have good insurance also. Of course you could have children and have all neuro-typical children as we call kids with no special needs at all, so really doctor's and genetic counselor's can't really predict the future or tell you what will happen despite the statistical odds. Good luck!
Well of course if both people have the same disorder, the chance of passing it on increase greatly. How much is difficult to say. You should talk to a counselor and /or Dr. about this.
YOu can ask a doctor but take what he says with a grain of salt. I know a couple. The husband has a genetic condition of tumors throughout his whole body. They checked with a doctor to make sure that if they had a child, the child would be ok. The dotor told them it was a one in a million chance. Well when their son was born he was that one in a million, and given about 8 years to live. Just think about your life...is/was it worth living? Would you subject it to another person? if the answer is no maybe you shouldnt take the risk. If the answer is yes and you think that when you grow up you can be a good mother(with autism) then go ahead and have a child.
My compliments to your teacher for being honest. The fact is that we don't know enough for science to answer your question. Genetics is simply too complex and scientists are onlyin the early stages of developing the kind of knnowledge required to answer you with any precision.
What is known is that some conditions are genetic--but may or may not be passed on tothe next generation. Others (e.g. Huntington's) are inherited--but aren't strictly speaking genetic in the usual sense.
More often than not, disabilities are due to non-genetic causes. In short,its complicated--there's no simple answer--even if the science was advanced to the point it could give you a definate set of figures.
My daughter have spinal bifida that her spine stop froming she dont have control of her bladder. She walk with braces on her feet because she have clubed feet and also she have water on the brain so they put a vp/shunt in there. I dont down her for beening that way its not her fault its just happen.
I'd ask your doctor. They should know the risks and the odds. Good Luck
Hey, were all at risk for something or another. I wouldn't worry about. I work in special education and I've known parents who had more than one child with problems of all types. I'd bet you if you ask them do you regret having taken the chance knowing every child could be like... they would say no. Your baby is your baby and you'll love it no matter what. I can tell you'll be a wonderful mother just because your so concerned. I really believe in that case you should have children and just trust that God will take care of the rest.
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