Cast Your Vote:
- Terminate -- Votes: 68
- Continue -- Votes: 129
I would continue. especially if they told you they had down syndrome through that blood test. Those are only odds, and only genetic testing done can give you a more positive answer.
I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine looking after my child when I'm 70 years old.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Depends on how accurate the test was, a lot of the tests for DS have false negatives. But I'd terminate ... [snip!] ... that my child had it. All the health risks that come a long with downs, it wouldnt be fair to the child or my living children."</blockquote>
I think I agree with this. I would terminate if I found out in the first trimester and was absolutely positive. After the first trimester or with some doubt, I'm not really sure. I would have to be in that position to know.
I would continue the pregnancy without a doubt.
Quoting b**b Juice Factory. [EBFB:" I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine looking after my child when I'm 70 years old."
<blockquote><b>Quoting empire state of mind:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" how do you die from down syndrome? ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> Because it can cause heart complications. There's more to it then just being mentally disabled."</blockquote>
A lot of people dont know or don't think about that.
Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:" Wow:shock:"
it's harsh, but its reality and its something most people dont think about.
Quoting ♥Jessie♥:" Depends on how far along I was."
I think having older children greatly influences the decision. I'd be concerned how the special needs child would effect my existing children.
A lot of people look down on me for this but I'll just say it, I am slightly scare of people with Down's Syndrome. I don't know what sets them off, how to react if something happens. I've never had to be around them for a long time so I don't know how to understand them.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Bree-L:</b>" ***NOT A DEBATE*** If you found out the baby you were carrying had Down Syndrome, would you terminate the pregnancy or continue it? Feel free to post why, BUT REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT A DEBATE."</blockquote>
Yes, I would. My daughter has DS and while she, luckily, has a mild condition with no heart issues, you never know how mild or severe they will be... I could not handle a severe case of DS...
Many factors to this.. Depends on whether I was 100% sure the baby had DS, whether there were also heart problems (common with down syndrome), whether I was in a good place financially and emotionally. It would be so difficult though and some days I feel like I can't do it with my completely healthy 'normal' child.. having said that- the sweetest child I've ever met had DS and when I think of him, I can't think of terminating solely for that reason.
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" it's harsh, but its reality and its something most people dont think about."
U r right they don't. I just wouldnt terminate just because I didn't want to care for them for the rest of my life, seems kinda selfish
If there were ever way that a dr was 100% sure it was positive, id probably terminate.
<blockquote><b>Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:</b>" Wow:shock:"</blockquote>
Yeah, harsh but I already have a son with Austism.
I wouldn't chance having a child with Down syndrome and a child with autism, my hands are full with him.
<blockquote><b>Quoting b**b Juice Factory. [EBFB:</b>" I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine looking after my child when I'm 70 years old."</blockquote>
You don't have to. Down syndrome people can become independent, work, get married. If there is proper intervention. There is a show on Netflix about a Down syndrome couple who got married and lived alone. There are life skills classes. If they are worked with from the start they can be high functioning adults.