Create a new profile Rolling StoneSelena Gomez discusses how her bipolar disorder may prevent her from having children. After visiting with a friend who is trying to get pregnant, Gomez said she broke down in tears: Due to the two medications she takes to treat her bipolar disorder, she says she “likely” won’t be able to carry children of her own, writes Rolling StoneAlex Morris.
“That’s a very big, big, present thing in my life,” Gomez says. The 30-year-old is not entirely resigned to the fact that she can’t have children of her own, but it is still a huge loss. “However I’m meant to have [kids]She adds, “I will.” She can also choose from surrogacy and adoption if she wants to be a mother.
Both motherhood and mental illness can be a difficult pair. A decision to continue with pregnancy while suffering from a mental disorder is one that can be difficult and personal. An OBGYN and a mental health professional are the best people to help you make this decision. Although it’s not conclusive information, there is more information available about the potential side-effects that medication for mental illness can have on fetuses. The risk of side effects can vary from medication to medication.
Hillary Kelly wrote the following: Glamour In 2017, her decision to continue taking her antidepressants (SSRIs), during her pregnancy was based on a cost-benefit analysis. Ultimately, she decided to continue taking them: “My OB and psychiatrist both repeatedly reminded me that I was unlikely to make the best decisions for my baby if those panic attacks swallowed up and dismantled my inner life.”
Kelly also worried that she would be judged for taking her SSRIs during pregnancy—that she would be viewed as a negligent parent before her daughter was even born. Eliminating stigmas around mental health—including the idea that treating your illness in certain ways is “selfish”—is one of Gomez’s goals with the release of her new documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me.
Selena Gomez also discusses how she faced the expectations that she set for herself as a young, aspiring actor in Texas. She stated that she was expecting to get married at the age of 25, when she was 25. However, when she found herself still single when she turned 30 earlier this year, “I threw myself a wedding,” she says.
The guests included Miley Cyrus’ friends Olivia Rodrigo and Billie Eilish. Cara Delevingne brought the dragpers. We think she is doing great.
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