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If you were pregnant and the baby had some type of chromosome/health issue that would afffect their quality of life drastically would you terminate or keep?

No judgement, I’m just curious how everyone would handle it.

I’ve thought about this and I would terminate. I do not want to bring a child into this world that would not have a good quality of life. My decision is more so because I think about the future that child will have when I pass. Who will take care of them? Will they be in an assisted living facility, would they be cared for properly and if they didn’t have the mental capacity to understand what’s going on, how devastating it would be to have your person taking care of you for x amount of years, them passing and you being placed in a strangers care. I would be afraid that nobody could care for them the way I would and there is always the possibility that they are abused/neglected etc when I’m not around. I
31.05.2024

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bebesitaa
bebesitaa
Happened to me, at 20 weeks we found out that my child has a full cleft, but we thought that it doesn’t change anything. Then later we found one genetic condition, year later another one. Now I’m pregnant with the 2 baby, and we still didn’t change our mind, it’s our baby no matter what.
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mujerstillregal
mujerstillregal
I would choose to terminate. If it were my first pregnancy, I'd be more likely to consider going to term because I wouldn't have another child, and I could give all my time and efforts to my one baby. I also would likely not have any more children.
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justgotaname
justgotaname
And how many live in a state that no longer have this choice? 🤔
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ladyfreyja
ladyfreyja
Terminate.
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wellabean0413
wellabean0413
I would carry to term. My mom was told I’d have all types of genetic issues and I’d be disabled. I’m not though! I know testing has come a long way since then, but something in me just wouldn’t be able to sit right with it if I decided to terminate
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mujerstillregal
mujerstillregal
@wellabean0413 I get it. Many times, doctors say baby will be born with xyz, and they're born fine. I think with the sophistication of testing today, I wouldn't think about if the doctors were wrong, and kinda hope things would be fine. I'd just spend time researching and trying to figure out how I can best meet the needs of the baby. I would try to find support groups for when baby is born. I have to admit, though, if tests definitively said baby had a disorder that would drastically decrease their quality of life, I'd terminate.
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caffeinequeen.
caffeinequeen.
Truthfully I would feel as if you do and I’d terminate, I would be worried about their future and if they would just live a life of suffering.
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mommakaylax3
mommakaylax3
I would terminate due to the fact that it would be a lot to handle and the fact that the quality of life isn’t great and on top of that you have other children who are already living and need your attention etc and it would be hard not just for you but for your other children.
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salazar593
salazar593
Terminate
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scream.queen
scream.queen
For myself, I would terminate.
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sourpatchkids
sourpatchkids
My nephew has a chromosome deletion. They thought he wouldn’t even live. Here he is 15 years later…but he’s severely disabled. He has the mind of a baby and you have to watch him like a hawk. If his parents were to pass away as an adult, he would have to be in a facility.
Seeing and knowing about his condition scared me having children so I always got tested. If my one of my children had it I planned to terminate.
It’s your choice but just know it’s a full time job for life.
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supermomof4
supermomof4
I believe I would also be afraid of their future in that situation. I think I’d terminate if it was a for sure thing.
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jellybeans33
jellybeans33
I would terminate.

I mentally know I could not handle raising a child that needs my constant care and attention. And I wouldn’t want to carry them to term not knowing their future.
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