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Interview 22- Ending a pregnancy for fetal abnormality

Female
Age at interview: 31

Brief outline: Her 1st pregnancy' some bleeding and sickness, scan at 7 weeks confirmed pregnancy. 12-week scan normal. Triple test at 19 weeks, found raised AFP levels. 20-week scan identified hole in baby's heart and shortened limbs. Specialist scan found 2 holes in heart and abnormalities in limbs, bowel and brain- sent for amniocentesis. Pregnancy ended by induction at 21 weeks. She has had another baby since termination.

Background: Pregnancy ended in 2000. No. of children at time of interview' [1] + 1. Age of other child' 2. Occupations' Mother - nurse, Father' company director. Marital status' married. Ethnic background' White British.

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