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Vixen1
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Good morning!
I am a 30 year old women who has been off my PKU diet for at least 15 years. I am healthy, smart, kind, and totally functional like someone without PKU.
I started seeing this Doc two weeks ago on our initial visit. My husband and I have decided to start a family. I told him when he first asked me to get married that I could not have children. I CHOSE not to have children. I had received some information from a previous Doc that my children would be mentally retarded or deformed. So, I chose not to bring a child into this world to suffer. This world can be VERY cruel. I have found that if a PKU person is on the diet and maintaining the appropriate levels that they will more than likely have a healtier baby than a person without PKU because we eat better.
My childhood was normal, it just takes the parents, grandparents, etc. to watch what they feed a PKU child. I have a feeling that your baby will be just fine.

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