Sally Phillips interviews mother of child with Down’s syndrome

Sally Phillips interviews mother of child with Down’s syndrome


So I can’t help noticing that you’re pregnant how many weeks are you? 28 weeks twenty-eight a half weeks. The GP told me they want to screen me nice and early to make sure this baby doesn’t also have ‘it’ and you it’s different for everybody for me I don’t feel like the screening to really tell me that much I have experience of having a child with Down syndrome so I did ask what the beginning for my middle have to put on medical records that deploying screening and I don’t wanted to be discussed again I went into a consultant to the hospital and straightaway first question what are you doing about screaming so I said well actually I have asked for it to be put on my life that I don’t want to discuss it anymore and she suggests i did see that but I wanted to talk to you about it anyway it’s hurtful huh you know i love scholar she’s amazing why wouldn’t I want another child exactly like her I don’t hate the word screening I and I chose to have the test I just thought best to be prepared so that then I’ve got the right Tita and I’ve got the hospital expresar and all those things now because I know the attitude of the medical profession this baby does have down syndrome almost to protect ourselves I don’t want them to know that so that they can’t then another service that you are choosing not to know not because you would do anything with the information but to protect yourself from the doctors yes you feel would harass you it totally comes from there really lack of understanding what it’s actually like to have childhood dancing to hear yes

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