In the past when a woman is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the physician will counsel against setting up a family. But the advance of science and medications as well as better acceptance of multiple sclerosis let many in the medical profession to acknowledge that a person with the illness can bear children and deal with the debilitating disease.
Even with multiple sclerosis, you raise more than one child but for that, it is necessary to take a inner look at yourself and how you are coping with multiple sclerosis. There is definitely a necessity to prepare well and sort out your life to deal with the growth and health of the children.
Dont take it as a challenge all by yourself as raising a family can be trying even for parents without multiple sclerosis. Planning your time wisely is important and as looking after children can be draining, tries to ration your energy so that you can experience the day without feeling worn out. When you are energetic, allot some time to play with your children but at other times, when you feel tired, have quiet activities with your child.
Children are very observant and when the time is right, explain to them your condition as they are young and very receptive. As multiple sclerosis set in, at times there is a need to enlighten your children that you need time to deal with it and may affect whatever plans you have with them. Activities can be postponed but seek their acceptance and perhaps set aside the time for other more sedate activities such as reading, etc. When you take the opportunity to explain to your child, it can be helpful and not lead to misunderstanding.
Multiple sclerosis needs not be a disabling as there are still many things you can do as long as you learn to prioritize. Your time with your children is very precious and for other tasks that can be put aside to a later date, learns to do it and spend your time wisely. Allocate your time to run errands and other essential tasks but do not overexert. When you are occupied with energy sapping task, do a simpler and less energy draining one next so that you can conserve and not excessively fatigued.
Always instill in your child the need to be thoughtful and accepting of those with disabilities. Children with multiple sclerosis parents tend to grow up to be more responsible, loving and caring adults.