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Would you abort?? *(GRAPHIC)*

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Question: Would your abort if you knew your unborn would be born with this?

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 Would you abort this baby?

Its a birth defect, and most babie born with die with 2 hours, or not even make it. Its rare for them to live loger than 2 days.

Facts about Anencephaly

Pronounced an-en-sef-uh-lee

Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull. It is a type of neural tube defect (NTD). These are birth defects that happen during the first month of pregnancy, usually before a woman knows she is pregnant. As the neural tube forms and closes, it helps form the baby’s brain and skull (upper part of the neural tube), spinal cord, and back bones (lower part of the neural tube).

Anencephaly happens if the upper part of the neural tube does not close all the way. This often results in a baby being born without the front part of the brain (forebrain) and the thinking and coordinating part of the brain (cerebrum). The remaining parts of the brain are often not covered by bone or skin.

Unfortunately, almost all babies born with anencephaly will die shortly after birth. CDC estimates that each year, about 1 in every 4,859 babies in the United States will be born with anencephaly.1

Did You Know?

Women can take steps before and during pregnancy to reduce the risk of having a baby born with birth defects. Such steps include taking a daily multivitamin with folic acid (400 micrograms), not smoking, and not drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Learn more about how to prevent birth defects »

Causes and Risk Factors

Like many families affected by birth defects, CDC wants to find out what causes them. Research gives us important clues about things that might raise or lower the risk of having a baby affected by birth defects, such as anencephaly. Those clues help us develop sound public health policies for prevention.

CDC works with many other researchers to study risk factors that can increase the chance of having a baby affected by anencephaly. Scientists believe that many factors such as genes, behaviors, and things in the environment are involved. CDC researchers have reported important findings about some factors that affect the risk for anencephaly:

  • Low intake of folic acid before getting pregnant and in early pregnancy increases the risk of having a pregnancy affected by neural tube defects, including anencephaly.2

  • There has been a 27% decline in pregnancies affected by neural tube defects (spina bifida and anencephaly) since the United States began fortifying enriched grains with folic acid.2

  • Babies born to Hispanic mothers are at an increased risk for anencephaly.3 Reasons for the increased risk among Hispanic mothers are not well understood.

CDC continues to study birth defects like anencephaly and how to prevent them. If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, talk with your doctor about ways to increase your chance of having a healthy baby.

Diagnosis

Anencephaly can be diagnosed during pregnancy or after the baby is born.


During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are screening tests (prenatal tests) to check for birth defects and other conditions. Anencephaly would result in an abnormal result on a blood or serum screening test or it might be seen during an ultrasound (which creates pictures of the body).


After the Baby is Born

In some cases, anencephaly might not be diagnosed until after the baby is born. Anencephaly is immediately seen at birth.

Treatments

There is no known cure or standard treatment for anencephaly. Unfortunately, almost all babies born with anencephaly will die shortly after birth.

Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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CBMMOM
by Gold Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 10:33 PM


Quoting tifbrown:

If it is such a high likelihood of death anyway, I would carry to term. Never know, your baby could be the one to defy the odds and beat that 2 days, and be able to carry on for a full life. I would rather it die naturally than at my hand.

And if that baby did defy the odds,what kind of life would he even have? How about the effect on the rest of the family's lives? Look at that picture again. Do you think that baby would ever experience happiness? 

tifbrown
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I would do everything in my power to bring them a happy, full life. I would remind them every single day of how special they are. It wouldn't be ideal, but everyones life has a challenge to it, it just depends on how you deal with it.

Quoting CBMMOM:


Quoting tifbrown:

If it is such a high likelihood of death anyway, I would carry to term. Never know, your baby could be the one to defy the odds and beat that 2 days, and be able to carry on for a full life. I would rather it die naturally than at my hand.

And if that baby did defy the odds,what kind of life would he even have? How about the effect on the rest of the family's lives? Look at that picture again. Do you think that baby would ever experience happiness? 

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SommerRayne06
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Yes, that is exactly how I see it. I could also spend some time showing the baby how much I loved him or her before she passed away. It would no doubt be heartbreaking, but it would be awesome to help someone else so they don't have to experience the heartache I had to go through. Then my baby lived and died for a reason. What an honor to help another person.

Quoting Mrs_Nelson:

Hadn't thought about organ donation when i posted my orig reply. I would do that i think. If my baby had to die then i would at least get some peace knowing another child lived because of them. It would be like a lil peice of them lived on in those babies who got their organs.




Quoting SommerRayne06:

No, I would not. What if they were wrong? Even if they were right, I would rather let nature take it's course. Then donate my baby's healthy organs so it can save some lives!

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buninoven0989
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM

 I feel that way also I WILL NEVER ABORT

Quoting Anonymous:

This exactly ... I also feel the same if the baby is a product of rape/incest. I know many disagree on this, not looking for an argument. 

Quoting buninoven0989:

MY GOD I WOULD NEVER ABORT FOR ANY REASON WHO AM I TO PLAY GOD AND DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT OUR BABIES DESERVE TO LIVE OR DIE REGARDLESS OF THEIR CONDITION


 

kiernansmom08
by Bronze Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Yes. Without a doubt. My mother carried my sister to birth who had anencephaly. She lived for 3 hours.
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.mrshallman.
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Yes i would
mmerino25
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 12:37 AM

no i couldn't kill my own baby even if my baby had this i would fight for my baby even if i knew it didn't have a chance

allycat82080
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I feel the same. I'm against abortions but that is something I would have to think about.

Quoting RazzleMySpazz:

I have no idea!!! A little part of me would die just having to make that decision!
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Sekirei
by LoKitty on Sep. 21, 2012 at 12:42 AM

yes

bethanyb0325
by Bronze Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 12:44 AM
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I watched private practice and one of the dr's baby had this, she kept it just to donate organs.
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