Shared decision making

Interview 23- Ending a pregnancy for fetal abnormality

Age at interview: 38

Brief outline: She has 3 children (1st, 3rd and 4th pregnancies), and ended 1 pregnancy. 2nd pregnancy' everything seemed fine until 20-week scan which found heart defects. Specialist cardiac scan identified hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pregnancy ended by induction at 21 weeks. Parents agreed to post mortem. Since then she has had two children.

Background: Pregnancy ended in 1999. No. of children at time of interview' 3 + [1]. Ages of other children' 7, 4, 3. Occupations' Mother - nursery teacher, Father - network manager. Marital status' Married. Ethnic background' White British.

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