I am a new mom to be, I am currently 31 weeks pregnant and i have schizoaffective disorder, I was diagnosed when i was 12 years old. Growing up my mother always could tell there was something wrong with me mentaly. but doctors ignored her becasue i was so young. My mother's sister is diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. She has a 12 year old son and a 31 year old daughter whom both my parents raised. my parents currently have legal custody of the 12 year old Dillon. Who is a 6th grader and shows no signs of schizophrenia. Before i was diagnosed at 12 i was in crisis units almost on a weekly bases. I just didn't feel safe at home. But when i was diagonsed my physiatrist tried a bunch of differnt medications and finally got the right ones and doses of medication and i have been on that same does of the same medciation sence i was 12. But when i found out i was pregnant i was taken off that medication becasue it would cause serious harm on the baby, the baby could either die or if i did give birth the baby would have a arm growing out of his/her head. so my physiatrist put me on 50 mg of zoloft and it has been working just fine. But what i am wondering is i am due November 21,2009. and the baby's father has no mental disorders or health problems that would worry me or him. I am wondering if my son could possibly inherit schizoaffective disorder? Because i know how painful it is watching somebody you love going in and out of crisis units and seeing them going into a episode knowing that you can't help them. Please help me i'm very worried about my soon to be son. Thank you
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