Anna - posted on 08/31/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )
There have been so many advances in medicine that allow us certain luxuries if you will, like pre-natal genetic testing, don’t get me wrong I think it’s a great tool, if used appropriately. However, I also think some people use it on their quest for the “perfect baby” . I have had genetic testing done with both of my children. I was told according to the testing that my first born child would have Downs Syndrome, they asked me if I wanted an amnio and I refused it. In my opinion a child is a child and I would love that child no less. Now, that being said, statistic’s show that approximately 90% of women who get a down’s diagnosis abort their fetus. I am shocked by the amount of women who would choose to abort based on testing that is not accurate science. By the way, my first child was NOT born with Down Syndrome, yet I went through my entire pregnancy thinking I was and was emotionally prepared to care for a child who was. I know now that if I do get pregnant again I will not use this “resource” and I use that term loosely. I don’t mean to offend anyone, if you did chose to terminate do to genetic abnormalities, I understand this is a very personal decision. What do you guys think about genetic pre-natal testing and would the results affect your decision to carry to term?