Procedure to Predict Miscarriage Risk

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wdlove, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
  2. pivo6 macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2002
    Unfortunately it's only relevant if your insurance will pay for it.

    What happens if your wife/girlfriend tests positive. Do you continue with the pregnancy knowing that she will probably miscarry, or do you tell the doctor to end the pregnancy right then.
  3. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    It is a very sad situation. I think that most couples would want to know, it is the unexpected that is terrifying. Now that they have determined a test to detect this abnormality that causes miscarriages, they are working on a cure. As mentioned the cause is a decreased amount of oxygen to the developing fetus. In the future oxygen therapy might be one of the treatments.

    The insurance problem is a tough one.

    I don't think that the pregnancy should be terminated. There is always a chance that the baby might be carried to term. Especially with possible treatments.

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