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Conceiving and Having a Baby

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

    "HIV positive women should know that they can get pregnant."
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    "I must have asked a million questions -- most of them over and over again. My healthcare providers didn't mind. I liked that."
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    "I found out I was pregnant and HIV positive at the same time. It was scary not knowing what to do."
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    "In my culture everyone really pressures you to have children."
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    "I ruled out intrauterine insemination because of the cost, but it is an option."
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    "Getting support from a good doctor and a support group is important for any HIV positive pregnant woman."
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    "I am a former drug user. When I was pregnant, everyone put their moral judgments on my life about whether I should even be allowed to have children. Moral judgments prevent women from getting the chance to learn healthy baby and self-care skills."
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    "Nothing is worse than morning sickness right after you've swallowed your meds."
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    "Since I tested positive I have been thinking about becoming pregnant. I have now been on meds for over a year and if I choose to get pregnant I might have to change my meds."
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    "As for the C-section, I found it so strange and weird. But now that I think about it, it was just a moment of discomfort leading to a long, wonderful life with my beautiful boy."
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    "I would like to know how to care for an HIV positive baby. Even though it scares me sometimes, it would prepare me to adjust my routine so it was all basic and normal."
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    "My son took really quickly to bottle feeding, which kept his weight in check. I found that I could still bond with him by letting him sleep on my chest."
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    "I have met so many women who had given birth to children after testing positive. They encouraged me to have a baby if I wanted. That was when things turned around for me."
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    Shari Margolese

    Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

    Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

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