Shared decision making

Interview 13- Ending a pregnancy for fetal abnormality

Female
Age at interview: 34

Brief outline: Her 1st pregnancy' heavy bleeding in first trimester caused by ovarian haematoma. 20-week scan found insufficient amniotic fluid - possible premature rupture of membranes. Parents advised that baby could have lung damage/ breathing difficulties - uncertain prognosis. Pregnancy ended by induction at 23 weeks. Post mortem indicated that baby's development not affected by rupture of membranes. Twins born since termination.

Background: Pregnancy ended in 2003. No of children' [1] at time of interview, twins born since interview. Occupations' Mother - programme manager, Father - senior change manager. Marital status' married. Ethnic background' White British.

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