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If you recieved a Down syndrome diagnosis while pregnant would you choose to end the pregnancy? Poll Added

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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Poll

Question: If you received a Down syndrome diagonsis while pregnant what would you choose to do? Please vote.

Options:

Keep your baby

End your pregnancy

Give baby up for adoption

other


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Total Votes: 286

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I posed this question back in Dec in another group.  The recent post  "man with Down syndrome gets knocked out for kicking a child"  received a lot of negative comments about Down syndrome and I thought it would be interesting to hear if you were told your child was going to be Ds what would you choose to do?

I was very saddened when I recently learned that 90% of women that are given a Down syndrome diagnosis choose to end their pregnancy

 I wonder what and how much people know about Down syndrome because I have heard many times that a women's Dr after delivering the diagnosis is not  very informative and often offers a negative outlook .  I personally did not do the testing with either of my children so was not faced with this situation.

Please vote!

by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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baly2001
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM

 I refused on every pregnancy to take the test. I see it this way..if my baby is meant to have Down syndrome or anything else the nit is just meant to be. I will still love him/her the same

1-teen-mommy
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:12 PM

thats terrible God put that baby in the tummy for a reason.....no matter what is wrong with a child the child was put here for a reason

MommaAuntie
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM

I didn't do the test when I was pregnant with my daughter either. It wouldn't have mattered to me.

lanceandhailey
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM

I have seen a couple people I know get a positive on the down syndrome test, decide to keep the baby and the babies were born perfectly normal and healthy. I would never abort, especially due to the results of this test. I refused the test when I was pregnant, it was irrelevant to us.

Mommy2_two
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM

I was told that my first DD would have Down's. It was not true. I told the genetic specialist that we went to that no matter what we were having this baby.  We didn't have the test with our second because it would change NOTHING.

Mommy2Josh11507
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:14 PM


Quoting baly2001:

 I refused on every pregnancy to take the test. I see it this way..if my baby is meant to have Down syndrome or anything else the nit is just meant to be. I will still love him/her the same


jennifer16
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:16 PM

I had the test done because I wanted to know so I could be prepared if there was a possibility.. I would have wanted to research downs and know what I was up against but I would have never aborted.  That would still be my baby and on top of that I have heard so many people have that test come up as positive and it was wrong

luving-mom-of-2
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM

Same here.  Children can be born with all different types of disabilities.  Why should Downs be any different, just because you can test for it, during pregnancy?  I chose not to take the test, because I would love my child no matter what.

Quoting baly2001:

 I refused on every pregnancy to take the test. I see it this way..if my baby is meant to have Down syndrome or anything else the nit is just meant to be. I will still love him/her the same


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Megpie8116
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM

I think it all just depends on the situation and how able I would be to take care of the child.

 

AngelRT
by on Mar. 8, 2009 at 5:18 PM

I had the test done! I wanted to know. I would keep the baby but I would want to do as much research as possible before the baby is born! I would want to know everything I could to make sure my baby is well taken care of personally and medically!


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