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41y Samantha Brick desperate for a child

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Samantha Brick admits that she would seriously consider aborting an IVF baby if she discovered that it had Downs Syndrome41-year-old Samantha Brick is desperate for a child.

Having tried to conceive naturally without success for four years her and her husband embarked on their first round of IVF treatment earlier this year.

The grueling process has a very small chance of working for women over the age of 40.

Yet today the journalist told This Morning that if she does manage to conceive and then learns that the baby has Down's Syndrome she would seriously consider aborting.

Last week the Daily Mail reported how dozens of IVF babies are being aborted because they have Down's Syndrome.

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So... what do you think? Are babies born with Downs Syndrome a gift? Or would you abort even after years of IVF?

Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives
by Kathryn Lynard Soper (Author), Martha Sears (Foreword)

-- Having a baby with Down syndrome is not something most parents would willingly choose. Yet many who travel this path discover rich, unexpected rewards along the way.

In this candid and poignant collection of personal stories, sixty-three mothers describe the gifts of respect, strength, delight, perspective, and love, which their child with Down syndrome has brought into their lives.

The contributors to this collection have diverse personalities and perspectives, and draw from a wide spectrum of ethnicity, world views, and religious beliefs. Some are parenting within a traditional family structure; some are not.

Some never considered terminating their pregnancy; some struggled with the decision. Some were calm at the time of diagnosis; some were traumatized. Some write about their pregnancy and the months after giving birth; some reflect on years of experience with their child.

Their diverse experiences point to a common truth: The life of a child with Down syndrome is something to celebrate. These women have something to say--not just to other mothers but to all of us.

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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost our precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted there will be no more babies in our house.

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