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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
Replies (21-30):
CheesyKitty
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Yes
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D.O.E.
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM
1 mom liked this

**runs to grab the folic acid i forgot to take this morning***

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM

That pic is very hard to look at :(

billiejo79
by Silver Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM

no

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM
1 mom liked this
Sadly yes..I wouldn't want my child to suffer.
AFWifeNMom
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM
16 moms liked this
No no no and HELL NO!!!

I would give my baby every fighting chance I could. I would show them all of the love in the world for every second that I get to spend with them!!!
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HaloWithHorns78
by on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM
I want to read the replies but I don't like that picture.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Are you pregnant with a child that has this illness?


Quoting Anonymous:

 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.



Mazie0723
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM
No
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CountryStrong84
by Gold Member on Sep. 20, 2012 at 3:18 PM
1 mom liked this
Omg that's terrible
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