Desire to have children with lipedema
Does that even fit together? Many of you ask yourself every day whether it makes sense to get pregnant despite lipedema. We don't want to pass on the botched genes and are also afraid that the lipedema will explode when we're pregnant.
It's a tough decision and a tightrope walk. On the one hand your own health and on the other hand the desire to give life.
Lipedema is influenced by hormones. That is why this disease breaks out in many people affected during puberty, but the period of pregnancy or menopause are also decisive factors. The pill is also highly controversial. During pregnancy in particular, many hormones are released and the entire system is converted. This can also affect your lip, it can make your condition worse, the pain suddenly intensifies, or you need a higher compression class. But as just mentioned, that's one thing Can option. You can also experience a completely normal pregnancy without any major problems. Unfortunately, you can never say exactly. But is that why you want to do without a child? I think we shouldn't just let lipedema guide our lives. If you want to have children with lipedema and you are sure, then take this step!
Medicine is a bit further and you yourself have a precise lipedema eye. I think you will quickly notice changes in your own child and can take countermeasures well. Even if wearing compression is definitely not comfortable, if it can prevent the worst, I'm definitely for it. You understand what i mean? In addition, there is also a 50/50 chance that you will give birth to a healthy boy and not have to worry about this topic at all.
This is just my own personal opinion on the subject. Personally, I'm more concerned about whether the cancer that runs in our family isn't more of a problem. Detected early, you can still do a lot with lipedema and maybe even cause stagnation. It's all a pro and con, a back and forth of feelings, a never-ending spiral of thoughts. You have to decide for yourself what is important and right to you.
By the way, there is a special compression garment for you during pregnancy. The firm body part is replaced by a soft, non-restrictive one. At the beginning there is also the possibility to work a wedge into the existing compression. In any case, you don't have to be afraid, because nothing will press and your baby will not be harmed.
Liposuction before or after pregnancy?
Another hotly debated question is "liposuction before or after pregnancy?"
Here too there are umpteen theses. I operated on myself, you know that. My doctor told me that pregnancy would be much better after liposuction. There is hardly any diseased tissue left in the body, which means that the chance that the findings will remain the same is increased many times over. The cards are reshuffled. And I can learn something from the train of thought. Because if the fat is removed beforehand, it cannot explode. It increases at most evenly after the operation, but this usually happens through increased food intake. So a completely normal increase that can then be removed again. Why and why is that so? Not even a doctor can explain that to you. Unfortunately true!
If you want children and don't want anything more, then just give in to your desire to have children with lipedema. It is your life, lipedema is part of it. Holding your own little human being in your hands outweighs all of the pain. I think it's worth it. Lipedema or not - no one will make this decision for you. Make the right choice and please have no regrets. Personally, I don't want to miss this experience, never.
In this sense - all the best