thepigfish82 t1_jarh8qm wrote

I've been curious about pregnancy coupled with anxiety. When my mom was pregnant with my older sister, it was planned. She loved it and has/still says it was the best time in her life. Two years later, while she was pregnant with me, my dad came out as gay (then HIV positive) while undergoing treatment for cancer, so she had to work a stressful customer service job to make ends meet.

I have always had weird physical health issues, but my sister doesn't have any health concerns. I have been diagnosed with aplastic anemia and Thrombocytosis but require zero treatment because my body functions normally. I don't have any cancer and no genetic markers for cancer, so I just get iron infusions a couple of times a year. The only thing I can really point to is the differences in my mother's pregnancy.