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M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7598 posts
Mar 8th '13

<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>




Continue they told me dd had ds via ultrasound and I refused the amnio test I think thats right and spent a lot of time praying and she was born healthy she doesnt have any issues at all.



Now if I was tested and it was for sure then Id still keep the baby.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:</b>" 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"</blockquote>




It isn't fair for anyone to take care of someone else when they're old. Once you get up there in age, most people need someone to take care of THEM. Then what happens to the DS child?

Thread Killa 3 kids; Ocala, Florida 9822 posts
Mar 8th '13

I did and I didn't. I wanted her and it made no difference to me if she had down syndrome or not she was wanted.

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:" <blockquote><b>Quoting b**b Juice Factory. [EBFB:</b>" I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine ... [snip!] ... and lived alone. There are life skills classes. If they are worked with from the start they can be high functioning adults."


Yes my brother (35 with DS) lives in a special home for downs and he pretty much does everything on his own.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting b**b Juice Factory. [EBFB:</b>" I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine ... [snip!] ... and lived alone. There are life skills classes. If they are worked with from the start they can be high functioning adults."</blockquote>




Not everyone with DS can do that.

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" <blockquote><b>Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:</b>" U r right they don't. I just wouldnt ... [snip!] ... they're old. Once you get up there in age, most people need someone to take care of THEM. Then what happens to the DS child?"


What Im saying is their r special homes for them, they are like assisted living places my brother lives in one and it is really nice.

gorgeouschaos712 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 596 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" Terminate. My mom's sister died from Down syndrome at 6 months old and I don't think I could deal with that."


Definitely not trying to start an argument or anything, BUT I am not quite seeing much difference in aborting because you find out and giving the child a chance at life for them not to make it... You're going to hurt regardless of how they leave your world..

Mama Jenna. 2 kids; California 14282 posts
Mar 8th '13

Terminate.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:" 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"


right, but as you age and may need help caring for yourself, whats going to happen to him/her? is a brother or sister, who has their own family going to step right up without hesitation and rearrange their life? your child will probably be put in a state home where they dont give a shit.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting Glo♥:" I'd terminate. I couldn't do it."


:!:

Mama Jenna. 2 kids; California 14282 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting Sierra-n-Brantley:" Definitely not trying to start an argument or anything, BUT I am not quite seeing much difference in ... [snip!] ... and giving the child a chance at life for them not to make it... You're going to hurt regardless of how they leave your world.."


You're telling me that its JUST as hard to raise a child for months, years and loose them.. then to abort a fetus?

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
Mar 8th '13

It would still be my baby...I would still love him/her. I know it would be hard at some points...but I don't think I could live with myself for terminating my child for being different..

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
Mar 8th '13

I'd terminate.
I'm not heartless and it would be incredibly hard, but I believe in quality of life. I have 3 children already and ill have a very demanding on call career in a few years, I couldn't give a special needs child the time they deserve.

user banned (girl); TTC since May 2008; Pounding Mill, VA, United States 3612 posts
Mar 8th '13
Quoting Bree-L:" ***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."


I'd continue it. The tests might be wrong.

M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7598 posts
Mar 8th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:</b>" U r right they don't. I just wouldnt ... [snip!] ... they're old. Once you get up there in age, most people need someone to take care of THEM. Then what happens to the DS child?"</blockquote>




When my distant aunt and uncle got to old they put there dd in a nursing home type thing and my uncle worked long enough she should be able to stay there the rest of her life financially.



But if not there son 1 of 3 said hed be there to pay the bills for her if something came up he loves his sister. But he always visits her even though the home is far away and spends holidays with her.