Originally Posted by zannster
Since I really wanted to avoid having a DS baby but didn't get an amnio, I have to say that the story is a little disturbing to me. I was a hormonal wreck reading it. I so dread ending up in that position, and I wonder if I would handle it as well as she did.
DDC crashing... (I'm due in 4 days!)
I was really moved by the story as well, and it has brought up a lot of stuff for me in these last days pre-labor. I had a similar reaction to yours, zannster.
My work this pregnancy has been to adopt an attitude of *acceptance* around the pregnancy/birth, since last time the birth was such a disappointment. I feel like I need to embrace the process, whatever it may be. The possibility of DS is something I've feared in the back of my mind, but I've always pushed it out... reassuring myself with statistics. This story forced me to confront the possibility and my fears.
I've actually been hoping to go as long as possible with this pregnancy up to this point... I've been physically comfortable and using the time to enjoy life pre-baby (and hoping my cold would go away!)... but after having read the story today, now I want to meet my baby ASAP! There's nothing I can do to change anything now, so I want to meet my fears head on, I guess.
Thanks for posting this powerful story.