Shared decision making

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 + [1]. Age of other child' 1. Occupations' Mother - mother, Father - chef. Marital status' married. Ethnic background' White British.

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