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Interview 05

Her 2nd pregnancy' 20-week scan detected neural tube defect. Specialist scan confirmed encephalocoele. Pregnancy ended at 23 weeks by feticide and induction. Post mortem identified Walker-Warburg syndrome - a genetic abnormality. 3rd pregnancy' nuchal scan revealed baby had anomalies, and by 19 weeks scan showed hydrocephalus. Pregnancy ended at 20 weeks by induction. Walker-Warburg syndrome identified at post mortem. Both parents are carriers of recessive gene. 4th child born in 2004.

  • Background

    Pregnancies ended in 2002 and 2003. No of children’ 2 + [2]. Ages of other children at interview’ 3, 6 months. Occupations Mother – NHS manger, Father – company director....

  • Age at interview 40
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 20

    She has had two children (1st and 5th pregnancies), 2 miscarriages and 1 stillbirth. She has ended 2 pregnancies. 2nd pregnancy' anomalies detected at dating scan, so she was scanned regularly. By 18 weeks multiple abnormalities evident- sent for amniocentesis. Pregnancy ended by induction. Post mortem identified multiple pterygium syndrome - a genetic disorder caused by both parents having recessive gene. 4th pregnancy' IVF treatment, scanned at 10 weeks and anomalies detected- sent for amniocentesis. Pregnancy ended at 17 weeks. Amnio identified Down's syndrome.

  • Background

    Pregnancies ended in 1996 and 1999. No. of children at time of interview’ 2. Ages of children’ 8, 2. Occupations Mother – mother, formerly civil servant, Father – economist. Marital...

  • Age at interview 43
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 21

    She has had 2 children (1st and 3rd pregnancies), 3 miscarriages and ended 1 pregnancy. 4th pregnancy' had some bleeding, arranged first scan privately at 8 weeks. Felt unsure of viability of pregnancy, had 12 week scan, no anomalies found. Arranged nuchal scan and blood tests privately and several anomalies were detected. CVS identified Edwards syndrome. Pregnancy ended surgically at 15 weeks. She has had 2 miscarriages since the termination.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 2002. No. of children at time of interview’ 2 + [1]. Ages of children’ 7, 4. Occupations Mother – mother, Father – management consultant. Marital status married....

  • Age at interview 41
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 22

    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...

  • Age at interview 31
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 23

    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....

  • Age at interview 38
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 24

    Mother of 1 child, she had a miscarriage in 1997. She has a heart condition and takes warfarin (heparin during pregnancy). 3rd pregnancy' 7-week scan confirmed pregnancy viable. 12 week scan no problems found. Nuchal scan at 13 weeks found baby had shortened femur, no tibia or fibular on right leg. Specialist scans confirmed lower limb deficiencies. Pregnancy ended at 17 weeks by induction.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 2001. No. of children at time of interview’ 1 + [1]. Age of other child’ 6. Occupations Mother – mother and NHS facilitator, Father – lawyer. Marital...

  • Age at interview 43
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 25

    She has had 3 assisted pregnancies. 1st pregnancy in 1992, first scan was at 20-weeks, detected anomalies. CVS identified cystic fibrosis. Pregnancy ended by induction at 23 weeks. She has had 2 children since the termination.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 1992. No. of children at time of interview’ 2 + [1]. Ages of other children’ 9, 7. Occupations Mother – mother, formerly IT consultant, Father’ IT consultant....

  • Age at interview 45
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 01

    Mother of 4 children. She became pregnant for 5th time in 1993. Amniocentesis detected the baby had Down's syndrome. The pregnancy was ended by induction at 19 weeks.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended 1993. No of children’ 4 + [1]. Ages of other children at interview’ 25, 23, 19, 17. Occupations Mother – speech therapist, Father – TV designer. Ethnic background’...

  • Age at interview 52
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 02

    Her 1st pregnancy. Spina bifida detected by AFP test and scan at 16 weeks. She and partner decided to seek second opinion privately which confirmed diagnosis of spina bifida. Pregnancy ended by induction at 17 weeks, followed by post mortem. Mother has epilepsy and took extra folic acid during pregnancy. Since interview she has had another baby.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended 2003. No of children’ [1]+ 1 baby born since interview. Occupations Mother – translator, Father – film editor. Marital status lives with partner. Ethnic background’ White Italian.

  • Age at interview 39
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 04

    She had an early termination, 2 miscarriages and a normal pregnancy. Her 5th pregnancy was ended by induction at 21 weeks - baby had Down's syndrome detected by amniocentesis. Since then she has had another baby.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 2002. No of children’ 2 + [1]. Ages of other children at interview 6, 1. Occupations Mother – formerly legal secretary, Father – Joiner. Marital status married....

  • Age at interview 37
  • Sex/Gender Female