Shared decision making

Interview 19 - Screening for sickle cell and beta thalassaemia

Age at interview: 36

Brief outline: Mother who knew she was a sickle cell carrier. Her partner believed he was not a carrier, but her third baby was born with sickle cell anaemia. In this pregnancy she had CVS; the baby is a carrier only.

Background: Registered childminder, with three children aged 13, 11 and 9, now pregnant with new partner. Ethnic background/nationality' Black African.

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