Conception after 40

Joyoflife - posted on 09/10/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My story is sad but one I have learned to live with. I have 2 children already the youngest almost 2. When the 2 year old was 9mts, I was pregnant again. Very excited going to the ultra sound to be told go back to the waiting room and drink more water. On return I was told there was cause for concern. I met with a specialist 8hrs later, what a long day of crying and praying, was given 2 possibilities, Trisomy 21 possibility or cystic hygroma from head to rump and may be born with that. Had to wait another 2 weeks for amnio tests and I remember waiting in a carpark alone for the phonecall. The phone call confirmed trisomy 21 and worse, my whole world fell apart. I was now 16 weeks and in a dilemna, thought hard and long and all the ups and downs and reluctantly decided to terminate but for me I still believe it was the correct decision. I don't feel selfish but heartbroken. Trying to continue on with my current 2 children was tough beyond belief but I got there. I would love another baby but the chances of going through the same scare me. I didn't tell anyone I was pregnant only partner and one very close friend. God is still here.

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