Chronic health conditions and childbearing
Most women want children, with on average Australian women wanting two or three. Equally, women who have a chronic illness also aspire to motherhood either for the first time or to have more children. A recent literature review reveals serious gaps in the reproductive, fertility and childbearing information provided to these women which may adversely impact their quality of life (QOL).
Chronic health conditions affect an increasingly larger proportion as medical advances extend the lifespan of women with conditions