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Pregnant with bipolar

I know I have bipolar that is not a shock for me. I was always able to take care of myself but now I am pregnant and I am worried about the baby. Will i be able to care for my child with the disease I have and is there a chance that my child will have the same disease? What is the percentage of my child getting this? I got it from my grandmother. I am married and I do not take meds. It has been really hard for me to hold a job because when I get into my depressed part I can\'t get out of bed to go to work. I have different episodes everyday to twice a day. Thank you

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