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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 08

    Her 2nd pregnancy' felt unwell throughout pregnancy, AFP test at 16 weeks indicated that baby might have Down's syndrome, later confirmed by amniocentesis. Pregnancy was ended by induction at 21 weeks. She felt insufficiently prepared or informed about baby's post mortem.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 1998. No of children 2 + [1]. Ages of children at interview’ 7, 4. Occupations Mother – classroom assistant, Father – Pottery worker. Marital status married. Ethnic...

  • Age at interview 29
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 15

    Her 1st pregnancy' Triple test at 16 weeks indicated baby was at high risk of having Edwards syndrome. Amniocentesis confirmed Edwards syndrome. Pregnancy ended by induction at 19 weeks. She and her husband agreed to post mortem. She has since had another two babies.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 1999. No of children at interview’ 2 + [1]. Ages of other children’ 4, 1. Occupations Mother – Engineering procurement buyer. Father – Project manager. Marital status...

  • Age at interview 36
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 10

    Her 2nd pregnancy' 20-week scan indicated serious abnormalities. Amniocentesis and scans identified Patau's syndrome. Pregnancy was ended by induction (no feticide at her request) at 24 weeks. Since then she has had another baby.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 1998. No of children 2 + [1]. Ages of other children at interview’ 6, 4. Occupations Mother – nurse, Father – warehouse manager. Marital status married. Ethnic...

  • Age at interview 31
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 26

    She had 2 normal pregnancies, despite endometriosis, before 3rd pregnancy. 3rd pregnancy' 12-week scan detected problems with baby's heart and kidneys. Specialist scans - cardiac scan confirmed baby's heart undeveloped. CVS found no genetic cause. Pregnancy ended surgically at 14 weeks. She experienced gynaecological complications after termination.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 2000. No. of children at time of interview’ 2 + [1]. Ages of other children’ 8, 6. Occupations Mother – nurse, Father – policeman. Marital status married....

  • Age at interview 34
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 27

    Her 2nd pregnancy' she felt unwell throughout pregnancy. 12-week scan confirmed pregnancy viable. Amniocentesis identified Down's syndrome. Pregnancy ended by induction at 19 weeks. She had another baby 2 years later.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 1999. No. of children at time of interview’ 2 + [1]. Ages of other children’ 11, 2. Occupations Mother – nurse, Father – policeman. Marital status married....

  • Age at interview 44
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 29

    Their 2nd pregnancy' mother had gestational diabetes so had regular blood tests and scans throughout pregnancy. Amniocentesis at 16 weeks was clear. Scan at 30 weeks indicated neural tube defect. Detailed scans indentified alobar holoprosencephaly. Pregnancy was ended by feticide and induction at 31 weeks. Parents declined post mortem. They have had another baby since the termination.

  • Background

    Pregnancy ended in 1998. No. of children at time of interview’ 2 + [1]. Ages of other children’ 8, 4. Occupations Mother – community development worker, Father – play worker....

  • Age at interview 37
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Interview 36

    Mother of 2 children (1st and 3rd pregnancies). 2nd pregnancy' 20-week scan detected anomalies. Sent for specialist scan, baby diagnosed with holoprosencephaly. Amniocentesis. Pregnancy ended by induction at 21 weeks. She experienced post-natal depression. Sent for genetic counselling. 4th pregnancy' 12-week scan anomalies detected - baby diagnosed with anencephaly. Pregnancy ended surgically at 13 weeks. She had gynaecological problems following termination. She was pregnant at time of interview.

  • Background

    Pregnancies ended in 2000 and 2004. No. of children at time of interview’ 2 + [2]. Ages of other children’ 5, 2. Occupations Mother – mother, formerly technical trainer, Father...

  • Age at interview 36
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Interview 37

    Father of 2 children (1st and 3rd pregnancies, see also EAP36). 2nd pregnancy' 20-week scan detected anomalies. Sent for specialist scan, baby diagnosed with holoprosencephaly. Amniocentesis. Pregnancy ended by induction at 21 weeks. Genetic counselling. 4th pregnancy' 12-week scan anomalies detected - baby diagnosed with anencephaly. Pregnancy ended surgically at 13 weeks, his wife had gynaecological complications after the termination. Expecting another baby at time of interview.

  • Background

    Interview with father. Pregnancies ended in 2000 & 2004. No. of children at time of interview’ 2 + [2]. Ages of other children’ 5, 2. Occupations Father – software engineer,...

  • Age at interview 41
  • Sex/Gender Male