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my amnio showed trisomy 21. i don't want to abort but i don't want a csection if needed. can i say that?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
You need to: Discuss with your ob. Failure to normally progress in delivery process may cause not only the foetus/infan trouble, but it may not be extractable from your womb through your birth canal. C-section is less pain and truama, so please air your worries with the obstetrican and be sure of consequences.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Delivery up to you: You should talk now with your OB about the route of delivery. Stay open to c-section if your life is in danger.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: If you did you could be charged with child endangerment and go to prison. Either be all in or all out for a special needs child. If you try to make a self serving decision like withholding treatment that you would not for a normal infant you would be charged in my state.

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