DisabilityCan an ultrasound reveal disabilities in an unborn child?
When expectant parents find out that their child has a mental or physical disability, it can be heartbreaking. Some parents feel strong emotions and have a hard time making decisions. What is best for the child? What is best for the family? How will this condition affect the child and what is the prognosis for his future? Raising a child with a disability is just as special and rewarding as raising a child who does not have a disability. It is best to learn as much as possible about your child's condition when you find out there may be a complication.
During pregnancy, an ultrasound or test may reveal that your child has a disability. If your healthcare provider finds an abnormality on a test, you will be educated on the condition and any options that are available to you and/or your growing baby. Depending on the situation, you may be classified as a high risk pregnancy and monitored closely throughout the pregnancy. As hard as it may be to understand, terminating the pregnancy may be the best option if the condition is severe enough.
Parents of children that have a mental or physical disability often need additional advice or support from other parents that are experiencing the same types of situations. Feel free to share your story, ask for advice or lend support to other parents that might be feeling similar to how you feel. Comments: Disability
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