Turner syndrome

Arlene - posted on 11/13/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I just found out that my unborn child has ts an i am extremely scared this my second child my first does not h as 've it she's fine she's only 2 years old my boyfriend an i made the decision to keep that baby does anyone else have ts or child I don't know if I made the right decision my heart is telling me I did I just couldn't abort the baby an the fact that I'm almost 24 weeks..

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Arlene - posted on 11/14/2015

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Thank you an yes the doctors have advised me i am aware of the survival rate i am very scared still. my heart is telling one thing my mind is telling me another i went with my heart. an no my first does not have it. I'm just trying to be very strong for both me an her an my family, i just prey an all i can do is leave it up to god thats all i can do. thank you some much for reaching out to me

Jodi - posted on 11/13/2015

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This is a decision entirely up to you. I'm sure your doctors have advised you appropriately and you are aware that the survival rate is minimal (about 1%), and survival means many potential medical conditions that affect quality of life, but the decision to take this risk is yours.

You said your first does not have it - I think it is really important for you to understand that while this IS a genetic disorder, it is NOT an inherited genetic disorder. Turner syndrome is a random genetic disorder, and there is no known specific cause. This means that this is not your fault, and there is no way you could have known this would happen, and the chances of it happening were not to be predicted.

If your heart has told you to make the decision you made, then it was most likely the right decision. Take care of yourself and take care of your baby, and I wish you the best.

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