Shared decision making

Interview 07- Ending a pregnancy for fetal abnormality

Age at interview: 38

Brief outline: Her 3rd pregnancy' 20-week scan detected anomalies - baby's kidneys and stomach couldn't be seen. Specialist scan revealed baby had multiple abnormalities; parents agreed to amniocentesis which confirmed baby's problems were not inherited. Pregnancy ended at 22 weeks by induction. She has since had another baby.

Background: Pregnancy ended in 2002. No of children 3 + [1]. Ages of other children at interview' 7, 3 and 9 months. Occupation' Mother - mother, formerly TEFL teacher, Father' IT consultant. Marital status' married. Ethnic background' White British.

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