I think my friends and family think I have dropped the single mom by choice idea. This is so far from the truth. I have been trying to find information. I found a single mom by choice group in my city. I went to their holiday party. I received a wealth of information. I was also thrilled to see other women of color there. I bonded with a few of the ladies. They were very nice and gracious in answering my questions.
My biggest problem is fear. Most of my fears are financial. So before I delve into my fears there are many other things I need to take care of first.
1) Parkinson’s disease specialist– With my dopamine deficiency I needed a specialist. The people who take the medication I use have Parkinson’s disease. I started with the list of Neurologist given by my insurance company. They did not list their specialty so after six calls I was annoyed. They see Parkinson’s patients but were not specialist. I was concerned if the state of Georgia had specialist for what I needed. Finally success after many more calls.
After explaining my situation I was told I needed to consult a high risk OBGYN also.
2) High Risk OBGYN- I know the medication I take can have effect on a fetus. I take 25/100 Carbidopa/Levodopa which according to doctor Google Levodopa passes through the placenta and absorb by the fetus. I have many questions.
a) Will my medications give my anticipated baby birth defects?
b) Are there any alternative medications?
c) Will I have to get off the medication completely?
d) Will I be able to work if I proceed forward?
Finally I got an appointment with both on the same day. The search to get some answers begins. Before I make any decisions I need to know what I am getting into.