Save the mother or the child?

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  1. dailytop10 profile image91
    dailytop10posted 5 years ago

    Save the mother or the child?

    Here's the situation. Your wife is about to give birth but the doctor can't guarantee that both she and the baby will survive. He then ask you who to prioritize. Will you choose the woman you hold so dear or the innocent baby who of course has all the rights to live and explore the world?

  2. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    My husband and I talked about this when I was pregnant and we had opposite views. I told him to save the baby and he told me he was saving me. I am glad I did not have to actually go through that.

  3. workingmomwm profile image83
    workingmomwmposted 5 years ago

    My husband and I also had this conversation, and the same disagreement Peeples and her husband did. I voted for saving the baby. He voted for saving me, especially since we already had one child at the time, and he didn't want to be a single father.

    Really, really thankful DD2 and I both made it through okay!

  4. xanzacow profile image72
    xanzacowposted 5 years ago

    If this is really a moral dillema for you, I say ask the mother of the unborn child. Then if the situation arises, carry out her wish. How would she later feel about you if you allowed the baby to die? This would haunt her for the rest of her grieving life. On the other hand, she may want to save herself. Hopefully it will not be an issue and both will survive and have a happy life.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    I would say save the mother, the baby hasn't been born yet.

  6. Beata Stasak profile image81
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    I was in that situation and I had not a word to say in it, in the communist country I have lived at a time, the doctors made a decision to save me so I could look after my other child. My husband agreed with them. I felt guilty about it for a long time and I had lost two other unborn children. I have three beautiful children and I have learnt to live with it, mothers always prefer to give their lives for lives of their children but who then will look after is not easy decision to make and maybe my doctors saved me at the end to make it...


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