I am so very grateful that everything with my child is alright.
I recently read an article in a magazine about Down syndrome, they say it easier to get a child with down syndrome after the age of 35, it is easier shown in the first 3 months of pregnancy, and that most people opt for abortion. Those that have kept the child, could not imagine a world without him or her.
A friend recently had a child, the "earth mother" who aided in giving birth, stated immediatly that the child had down syndrome. A month later after several tests, it turns out the child is 100% ok.
Unbelievable, imagine the mental turmoil.
In the article it stated the difference between a doctor saying straight after birth "your child is healthy but...."
" congratulations, you did great etc"
At 3 months my wife and I did an early checkup, the fear, paranoia and the angst with this premeditated examination to check if everything is ok is worse than having an aids test or something unimaginable.
I told myself if the little baby had down syndrome i would prefer to abort
if he actually did have it, i now don't know what i would do.