When having a child would you choose to get genetic testing done?
One of the main optional tests offered is an amniocentesis (a surgical procedure for obtaining a sample of amniotic fluid from the amniotic sac in the uterus of a pregnant woman by inserting a hollow needle through the abdominal wall, used in diagnosing certain genetic defects or possible obstetric complications). This test can also increase the chance of miscarriage.
onley if i thought it was realy nessary or if a doctor thought it was needed
We opted out for all five of our children because we wouldn't abort a baby even if one had a "defect". Also, I know more women whose amnio results were wrong than right (when diagnosing a potential defect) -- and they went through tremendous, needless agony and anxiety. My husband and I discussed our options and felt for my health and the baby's health, we were better just to take care of ourselves and opt out of the test. BTW -- all of our children have been born perfectly healthy and strong.
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