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Mandy Schlatterer Due March 27 (girl); 2 kids; New Port Richey, Florida 1689 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB:</b>" I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine looking after my child when I'm 70 years old."</blockquote>




You don't have to. Down syndrome people can become independent, work, get married. If there is proper intervention. There is a show on Netflix about a Down syndrome couple who got married and lived alone. There are life skills classes. If they are worked with from the start they can be high functioning adults.

M&M12/13 Due October 15; 2 kids; noidea, TX, United States 7582 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bree-L:</b>" ***NOT A DEBATE*** If you found out the baby you were carrying had Down Syndrome, would you terminate the pregnancy or continue it? Feel free to post why, BUT REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT A DEBATE."</blockquote>




Continue they told me dd had ds via ultrasound and I refused the amnio test I think thats right and spent a lot of time praying and she was born healthy she doesnt have any issues at all.



Now if I was tested and it was for sure then Id still keep the baby.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:</b>" U r right they don't. I just wouldnt terminate just because I didn't want to care for them for the rest of my life, seems kinda selfish"</blockquote>




It isn't fair for anyone to take care of someone else when they're old. Once you get up there in age, most people need someone to take care of THEM. Then what happens to the DS child?

ℕightingale 1 child; Mississippi 7970 posts
status 8th Mar '13

I'd terminate. I couldn't do it.

Thread Killa 3 kids; Ocala, Florida 9768 posts
8th Mar '13

I did and I didn't. I wanted her and it made no difference to me if she had down syndrome or not she was wanted.

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB:</b>" I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine ... [snip!] ... and lived alone. There are life skills classes. If they are worked with from the start they can be high functioning adults."


Yes my brother (35 with DS) lives in a special home for downs and he pretty much does everything on his own.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
8th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mandy Schlatterer:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Boob Juice Factory. [EBFB:</b>" I'd terminate, I couldn't imagine ... [snip!] ... and lived alone. There are life skills classes. If they are worked with from the start they can be high functioning adults."</blockquote>




Not everyone with DS can do that.

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting FaithLovesPussyCats:" <blockquote><b>Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:</b>" U r right they don't. I just wouldnt ... [snip!] ... they're old. Once you get up there in age, most people need someone to take care of THEM. Then what happens to the DS child?"


What Im saying is their r special homes for them, they are like assisted living places my brother lives in one and it is really nice.

gorgeouschaos712 2 kids; Hickory, North Carolina 596 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting empire state of mind:" Terminate. My mom's sister died from Down syndrome at 6 months old and I don't think I could deal with that."


Definitely not trying to start an argument or anything, BUT I am not quite seeing much difference in aborting because you find out and giving the child a chance at life for them not to make it... You're going to hurt regardless of how they leave your world..

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14282 posts
8th Mar '13

Terminate.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting aiden&jared'smommy:" U r right they don't. I just wouldnt terminate just because I didn't want to care for them for the rest of my life, seems kinda selfish"


right, but as you age and may need help caring for yourself, whats going to happen to him/her? is a brother or sister, who has their own family going to step right up without hesitation and rearrange their life? your child will probably be put in a state home where they dont give a shit.

Nameless Ghoul 2 kids; Sweden 6452 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Glo♥:" I'd terminate. I couldn't do it."


:!:

Charlotte & Gabe 2 kids; California 14282 posts
8th Mar '13
Quoting Sierra-n-Brantley:" Definitely not trying to start an argument or anything, BUT I am not quite seeing much difference in ... [snip!] ... and giving the child a chance at life for them not to make it... You're going to hurt regardless of how they leave your world.."


You're telling me that its JUST as hard to raise a child for months, years and loose them.. then to abort a fetus?

Crazyhazel89 1 child; Erie, Pennsylvania 3994 posts
8th Mar '13

It would still be my baby...I would still love him/her. I know it would be hard at some points...but I don't think I could live with myself for terminating my child for being different..

hobbit* 3 kids; New Zealand 44783 posts
8th Mar '13

I'd terminate.
I'm not heartless and it would be incredibly hard, but I believe in quality of life. I have 3 children already and ill have a very demanding on call career in a few years, I couldn't give a special needs child the time they deserve.