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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
Replies (401-410):
Becky.Mom.of.2
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 12:48 AM


Quoting Oostera:

No, I would not. I would want to spend any time possible with my baby before he/she died.

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mom2hadley
by Heather on Sep. 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM
I honestly don't know what I would do if I were in this situation.
Earth_Mama90
by Gold Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 1:13 AM
I think the minute I found out I'd go into therapy and prepare for birth and soon death or a still birth or if I decided to abort id still be in therapy to cope.
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Ladyteancum
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 1:29 AM

no

jacandjay
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 1:30 AM
I agree with this, those sorts of test have prob gotten several healthy but thought to be sick babied aborted.... i never got any sort of test on my kids when i was preg. I have 2kids.


Quoting mommy2annaliese:

No, those test can be wrong and even if it wasn't I would love him or her until their last day.

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Susan0805
by Platinum Member on Sep. 21, 2012 at 6:41 AM
I think abortions are cruel and inhumane. Partial birth abortions are awful! Induction isnt exactly the same as abortion but to induce labor and then allow the child to go untreated does seem cruel. Im sorry about your situation, but you did quote me so Im going to assume you want my honest opinions.

Quoting Anonymous:

Cruel and inhumane? Why not educate yourself before making such erroneous judgements. I aborted for a condition incompatible with life at 23 weeks.



My abortion consisted of inducing labor. How is that "cruel and inhumane"? I was able to hold him and say goodbye. Most women who have 2nd trimester abortions for a terminal fetal condition opt for L&D abortions.



Quoting Susan0805:

No. Abortions are cruel and inhumane. Imo
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wulfgarsmom
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:53 AM
I would trust my body to make that decision.
I have miscarried in the past.
wulfgarsmom
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 7:56 AM
I may opt to carry in order to donate to science
or to save lives (any acceptable donor parts).
wulfgarsmom
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM
My last baby was born at 22 weeks & 3 days.
He turns 13 next week. Healthy. No deficits.
Good looking too if I can say so-
illinoismommy83
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:01 AM
1 mom liked this

I researched this topic years ago when I had a pregnant friend faced with this issue. In her case, she miscarried at 18 weeks and had the choice made for her.

I'm a firm believer that it would be better to put a hat on the baby's head and cuddle them for those few short hours after birth. I know I would rather die in my family's embrace, knowing those few short minutes of love, instead of being ripped apart by a machine.

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