Hi everyone, I'm new on this forum but have been on the Bronchiectasis one for a while.
I was wondering how those of you with children manage with your lung conditions. Do you find you have more exacerbations than before you had children?
My wife and I want to have a child but we are concerned that it could cause an increase of exacerbations which has a longer-term impact as a result of the exhaustion that parents generally seem to have, and the germs that kids pick up and pass onto their parents.
I have pseudomonas and generally get chest infections when I have a cold, or if I'm really busy and tired and so don't manage my condition as thoroughly as I should.
I try and manage my condition by avoiding ill people, working from home twice a week, eating healthily, exercising regularly and huffing daily. However, if we have a baby that routine will become more difficult to manage.
Have any of you been in this situation? How did you manage?
Thank you all in advance