No More Children

Posted on Posted in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Ventriculomegaly

By E.C.

because of my age (36), the grief I felt for terminating our pregnancy, and the joy we have with our living daughter, we are not going to try for another pregnancy.
Because of my age (36), the grief I felt for terminating our pregnancy, and the joy we have with our living daughter, we are not going to try for another pregnancy.

We have experienced the tremendous loss of our baby girl. We had to make the choice to no longer continue our pregnancy due to a very bad prenatal diagnosis: agenesis of the corpus callosom, mild ventriculomegaly, and delayed sulcation of the brain. There was no hope for her to have a good life.

After further testing, it was found that she also had chromosome abnormalities. This turned out to be something I’d passed on to her. I am what they call a translocation carrier. Although I am fine and our toddler daughter is fine, we had a 50/50 chance of having a baby with major chromosomal problems in any pregnancy. It turns out we were just lucky with our first pregnancy.

To make a long story short, because of my age (36), the grief I felt for terminating our pregnancy, and the joy we have with our living daughter, we are not going to try for another pregnancy. I have decided to take the one healthy baby we were given and be happy with that. Forever in our hearts and minds is the terrible ordeal we had to deal with, and the loss of our baby girl Rachel. I don’t want to tempt fate again!

My heart goes out to all of those that have suffered the loss of a child.

 

 

 

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