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Part 2: Down Syndrome Scare Pregnancy

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Part 2: Down Syndrome Scare Pregnancy

Doula Fadilah asked Nishah, being a subsidised paitent, why she felt she was being treated differently. She felt that her emotions were not taken care of. The way they delivered the news about the down syndrome care was very clinical. There was no personal touch or empathy shown towards her. She felt that the medical professionals were very insensitive having asked her time and time again if she wanted to keep her baby. The questions continued till she was 9 months pregnant! There was a lack of support for her.  How did Nishah wish the doctors treated her and her...

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Part 1: Down Syndrome Scare Pregnancy

Posted by Blue Heart Ventures Pte Ltd on

Part 1: Down Syndrome Scare Pregnancy

Pregnancy scares, after birth complications, health scare. We have all had our fair share of scares during pregnancy and after birth.  Doula Fadhilla shared a scare that her sister-in-law had. It was suspected that her unborn child might have Down Syndrome and a test, Aniocentesis, was done on her. This is where a sample of the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus is withdrawn through a needle that is inserted into the mother’s uterus. This test is usually performed in the second trimester. Another test that can be performed is known as Chorionic villus sampling (CVS), where cells are taken from...

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