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A 48-year-old member asked:

If new husband, should 40 year old woman with heart disease feel pressured to have his child?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
No!: No matter what your health situation is, nobody should pressure you to do anything you are not comfortable with. Now if you both want a child, your ability to do so will strongly depend on what type of heart disease you have. There are many types of heart disease that do not preclude you from completing a successful pregnancy. Consult with your cardiologist.
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 39 years experience
No: No one should ever be pressured into having a child, regardless of health status.
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Last updated Dec 2, 2012

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