I have Spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and so does my unborn daughter...

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I was diagnosed with the most severe form of Spina Bifida at birth, I am 4 and a half months pregnant and my baby girl was just diagnosed with the same disorders via level 2 sonagram. When I told my family most gave a sad reaction but my mother whom I have had a rather rocky relationship with since moving out, started cussing me out and telling me I'm irresponsible to bring a baby with it into the world knowing what she will have to go through. And also said with ME having SB and Hydro myself the state would most likely find me unfit from the time the baby is born and take him away immediately. My question is (finally, lol sorry it took so long) Can this really happen? Has anyone ever heard of the hospital simply deeming a parent unfit and calling DPSS to take the baby from parents custody?

-- Anonymous, May 21, 2004

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