Trisomy 18. Decision to Terminate
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|Thu, 08-30-2012 - 7:14pm|
I am 12 wks pregnant with twins. I was told on Weds that things did not look right with one of the babies on Weds. Had a CVS done on both twins yesterday. The results came back today saying Trisomy 18 for baby A. Baby B ( we now know is a boy) is healty and strong.
The Doctor wants to schedule the termination next week. I have been reading online and the life expectancy (and quality of life) does not look good for Trisomy 18. The Dr also stated that I am likely to miscarry Baby A and the longer I carry puts my healthy baby at risk.
What exactly is going to happen? Has anyone here done the the selective termination? How many days of rest will I need after?
They did not tell me if baby A was a boy or girl over the phone. Honestly...I guess I am trying to distant myself emotionally from the child, so I didn't really push for an answer. I feel horrible for how matter-of-fact I am being about this. But then...I may still be in shock...idk.