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A 33-year-old female asked:

5 months pregnant. on amniotic fluid sample test, "fetal karyotype was found to be 47, ##, +21 indicating down syndrome.". should i go for abortion?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Personal decision: Yes, your child has down's syndrome. I have no idea how those children are treated in india. However, they are the most loving, kind people i care for. They have the capacity for love and joy unlike any of my other patients. Will the child require extra care and have different needs - absolutely. Only you can decide if you have the capacity to provide this and continue the pregnancy.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2017

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