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It can occur before, during or after birth, and there are a handful of different types of cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy, a type which affects muscle movements and coordination. To start, I was born with cerebral palsy, leaving me wheelchair-bound since the age of 11. I would suggest you are open about it and just talk. CP or not CP doesn’t matter at all in this case, nor are you required to wait eternally for the stars to align. I’m not sure what to suggest except patience.


Don’t baby a partner with cerebral palsy — and that also means understanding that their disability doesn’t give them a “free pass” to treat you poorly. Yes, their ability to help you with chores, etc. may be in limited in some ways, but they can and should offer you support in others. After the delivery, we saved the cord blood. Kevin and I strongly believe that, in the future, stem cells will be able to help improve or cure diseases.

I have Cerebral palsy and need help with most aspects of my life. I have been with my boyfriend who is also disabled 16 years ever since 15 but I have felt like you have many times. People with disabilities should show others that although some aspects of their lives may be different, they have the same wants, desires, and goals as others. That is something that is inherently attractive, and helps facilitate the building of bonds. One of the biggest obstacles to dating for people with disabilities is the perception that he or she is not capable of giving love, or worthy of receiving it in return. This contention is strikingly common among people with disabilities, and nothing can be further from the truth.

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Meeting another’s needs requires a comfort level and in some case, technique. If barriers present, seek solutions privately or together. Be confident in what you can offer another. We all work hard at who we are, our set of principles, our own ethics and our worth. Feeling comfortable in your ability to care and love another breeds confidence others are likely to find attractive.

This is where that “caretaker” role can sneak in and wreak havoc on your dynamic. Of course, they’ll need your help every once in a while. But doing all of this research can also cause you to see your partner as, first and foremost, someone who has a disability. It’s easy to accidentally find yourself thinking that having cerebral palsy is your love’s defining characteristic.

She came to my house and reviewed breastfeeding as well as answered my questions. After our meeting, I felt ready and confident that the breastfeeding would go smoothly. Completing your profile provides you with picks of the day on the home screen.

Throughout the training program that we developed, range of motion was a pivotal focus. Stretching was a priority at every session because spastic cerebral palsy causes every muscle in Ginni’s body to be extremely tight. Ginni’s workout began with a moderate warm-up on the cardiovascular machines, involving walking, elliptical, or striding. We also used weight machines as assistance to gain a more efficient stretch.

I could do the things I love without Jason, or modify them for us to do together. She was still worried and wasn’t sure why I’d want to date someone with a disability. I pointed out many conditions are considered disabilities, like my sister, who has type 1 diabetes. Why should a disability make him less worthy of me?

Someone passing by helped him and then said “This is not as heavy, you should be able to lift this.” I don’t remember exactly what he said but my boyfriend was hurt by the comment. Also his balance can be somewhat off since his right side of body is weaker so it’s not just about he couldn’t lift it. As soon as the nurses brought Edward to me, I was amazed and overjoyed with the sight of our perfect son. I was so thankful that God had blessed us with another perfect child! What a huge relief it was when he latched on without any trouble.

In the event that you do not go, I can tell you with certainty that a second chance for a first date will NOT be happening. Everything in not about our CP , but it also makes it harder . It took me 32 years to find someone who I could tell I have CP and this is what it is and not feel ashamed . Though, with any online date, CP or not, things can feel different in person. Therefore, I use that line so that they can be themselves, and if they still want to date afterwards, that’s great.

I really can’t explain how it kept dropping, except for the consistency of checking and maintaining my sugars level. Hemoglobin A1C’s are an average of 3 months worth of blood sugars. People without diabetes usually run in the range of 3.5 to a 4.9, sometimes higher. I was in great control when I became pregnant, with a HA1C of a 4.9.

What’s important is we both put in the work to make our relationship as healthy and fun as it can be, regardless of our differences. It has been difficult at times not knowing when we will see each next. The lockdown has made it very difficult to meet up, but we usually plan to see each once a month over a weekend. We have had some amazing experiences together, including holidays in Barcelona and Berlin.

But that makes the situation awkward for both sides of the relationship. The person with disabilities feels on guard, just waiting for the hammer to drop. And the able-bodied partner feels like the topic is off-limits for discussion because the person with disabilities didn’t bring it up themselves. Remember, they like you and have an interest in you, regardless of your disability. Actually , firstly , its important to understand that persons with CP are just people. At times , their would be chances when they will get some time to get comfortable with a person.