Interview 31- Ending a pregnancy for fetal abnormality
Age at interview: 38
Brief outline: Mother's 1st pregnancy (father's 4th - he has 3 children from previous marriage). IVF pregnancy, some bleeding, 8-week dating scan at IVF clinic. 12-week scan no problems found. 20-week scan detected choroid plexus cysts (soft markers for Edwards' syndrome). Specialist cardiac scan indicated heart defects- sent for amniocentesis. Pregnancy ended at 22 weeks by feticide and induction. They have had another baby since termination.
Background: Pregnancy ended in 2001. No of children at time of interview' 1 + . Age of other child' 1. Occupations' Mother - mother, Father - chef. Marital status' married. Ethnic background' White British.
- Age at interview:
- Pregnancy ended in 2001. No of children at time of interview' 1 + . Age of other child' 1. Occupations' Mother - mother, Father - chef. Marital status' married. Ethnic background' White British.
Mother' We went back Monday morning to see the specialist, and she said, yes, there was something wrong with the heart, and the head was not the right shape - strawberry-shaped - and she couldn't actually find a stomach on the baby. She couldn't say, she thought probably 80 per cent chance of Edwards'. She couldn't say without a, and our choices were then to have an amniocentesis, or she could arrange for a specialist to see us in [city] for the heart, which we opted for.
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