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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughLove View Post
    No, I would terminate.

    I could not find it in myself to cause my child to suffer just so I can satisfy my own need to have a child.
    It's cruel.

    We've all heard of, and most have witnessed, disabled children picked on, bullied, excluded and insulted for being disabled.
    Why would I want to submit my child to that? How COULD I submit my child to that, with a clear conscience, thinking that my mothering desires were more important than the mental welfare of my kid?
    I'm not questioning your decision that you would abort, that's for you to decide. But not every child will DS or a disability is suffering. A child with DS would normally attend a special school,and lets face it, there's always something to tease over. Many children with disabilities grow to have fulfilling happy lives. Some children are born 'normal' to contract cancer or other illnesses.

    I think it's disingenuous to say parents that birth disabled kids are being selfish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennibear View Post
    I meant i would terminate if mental keep if physical.
    I'm lost?
    Can they pick up just mental disabilities prior to birth other than chromosomal abnormalities?


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    DS can be picked up as a percentage, they measure the lips... it's far from 100% though

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    I'm lost?
    Can they pick up just mental disabilities prior to birth other than chromosomal abnormalities?


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    Well i wouldnt keep if DS or if they found some kind of brain damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    DS can be picked up as a percentage, they measure the lips... it's far from 100% though
    ????

    They can pick up severe brain malformations, but many purely mental disabilities cannot be detected.

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    I have never heard of ds being detected by lip measurements? The NT combines measurements of nuchal folds and a blood test to get a percentage. If you are at a higher risk it can be confirmed 100% with an amnio as can other chromosomal abnormalities which are usually the cause of intellectual and physical impairments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4underfour View Post
    ????

    They can pick up severe brain malformations, but many purely mental disabilities cannot be detected.
    I said DS can be picked by as a percentage like 1:100, I didn't say all intellectual disabilities could be detected.

    The NT scan is the usual test, but the sonographer with DD told me they also look at measurements of the lips and the neck at a possible indicator during scans.

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    Sorry I didn't word my post properly. The bit about mental disabilities was separate to my query on your DS post. There are many markers for DS but lip measurement is not a big one.

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    No. I work in disability and I love my job, but at the end of the day I get to go home. Before working with people with disabilities, I would never have considered a termination. I commend the parents and siblings who have the joy and heartache of living with a family member with a disability. I cannot begin to imagine how challenging, exhausting and all consuming it would be. After getting just a glimpse of this, I could not willingly ask this of my DH, parents and siblings.


 

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