pathology results

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Registered: 12-31-1969
pathology results
Tue, 07-17-2012 - 9:10pm

I got my test results today.  I was having a boy and he had Downs Syndrome.

While I have some sense of peace at having some kind of answer, it's not like Downs is life threatening and would inevitably end in miscarriage.  It was at the nt ultrasound where I found out he didn't have a heartbeat....just that morning a co-worker asked if I would terminate if it showed Downs and I angrily said, "Of course not!!".  Maybe it is just my opinion, but you don't hope and pray for a baby just to terminate when you think it's not "perfect".

I know it would have been hard, especially as a single mom, but this was still my child. 

I am glad I found out the gender....I have seen pros and cons on this message board but I felt I needed to know so I could think of him by name (Jack Michael) and not an "it".

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Registered: 01-11-2012
Re: pathology results
Sat, 07-28-2012 - 10:28am

I didn't do any of the prenatal testing for Downs or other genetic concerns because whatever my baby has or doesn't have is set in stone.  Nothing I could do is going to change his genes.  I love my children, no matter what, and I would never personally abort a baby.  I agree completely with you... our babies are our babies and we love them no matter what comes--I'm so sorry about the death of Jack.