Is it possible for a woman with a ToF to have some childrens?

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Actually i already had my tetrallogy of fallot a total corrected surgeon in 2002. But still i fell anxious with this.. i want to have 4 or maybe 5 childrens.. is it possible? will my heart make it? should it be normal delivery or caesarean?

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    Sasa48, i can't say yes absoultly as a) I'm not a doctor and b) im a man!!!

    BUT...... i have sailed across the ocean, scuba dived, and done a 250 mile bike ride with no problems. i would say the only person who could give you adefinative answer is your surgeon.

    my Toff s sorted 45 years ago and the work done is still good.

    i run my own contacting business, used to climb up and down scaffold ladders and steps all day long. i have abused and pushed my self to the limits of my endurance and the pump never missed a needs some help more in the electrical department but that's nothing to do with the surgery.

    i think that the" trying" for kids will put more strain on the old ticker than most things....( well it does for me any way. ...hehe)

    check with your Doc and then go and live your life and aim for your dreams

    as my favourite saying

    " shoot for the moon and of you miss you end up in the stars"


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    Hi Sasa83

    I have read of women with TOF repair that have children. If the Dr says yes, go for it.

    I'm a man and I think there is nothing that can compare to having children.

    With that said my TOF was repaired in 1976 and I have done a few things. Played rugby, underwent Police training, played squash, run a half marathon, cycled in a few Cape Cycle tours of more than 100km(I think about 62 miles), many other mountain bike races and falls, car accident - head injury. 

    Have had AFIB and Panic attacks, but feeling stronger now than before, now at 46y.

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      Crikey Janco, i think we had better stop encorouging people like this as people will be wanting to have the Toff treatment cos they aren't as strong as those of us who have....hehe. between us we ain't done bad when you look at it. i wonder if that's becouse we have been given a second chance and try and make the most of life.

      i would have loved to play Rugby but the only thing the Dr said i couldn't do was contact sports. so that's why i for into sailing. used my head not my feet.

      i think it is the most important thing of all this is that basically there is NOTHING holding us back. only our fear. hope you get the afib sorted out. I got a heart block so know have a pacemaker. still sailing, still drinking and still can't play my guitar in time in the band 😚 but hey. o love the song about i don't want to arrive at the pearly gates in a beautifully fit body and looking a million dollars. i want to skid through the gates with a broken body, 1/² pint of whiskey in one hand and a packet of cigarettes in the other looking a wreck, going" wahooo what a ride'

      take care


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    I was born with TOF in 1959, my 1st surgery was 3 months and 3 additional surgeries at 5 months, 11 years and 15.

    I have 2 beautiful grown children.

    My Cardiologist followed me closely with both pregnancies. After the 2nd my Cardiologist suggested I have my tubes tied. Personally I think I could have more.

    They did C-sections because they said it was a more sterile procedure. This was back in the 80's.

    Medicine is so much better now and I know it's possible to have babies with TOF.

    Blessings to you

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    Not wanting to hijack the thread but Laura. just out of interest, did you have your kids checked for Tof. As my Dr said that the condition can be hereditary( shame I can't have surgery for my spelling!!!) I had my daughter checked and fortunately all ok.


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