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Finally, after I was married and ready to have a family, I decided to get pregnant again. I had two miscarriages and then got pregnant for the 4th time. I was determined not to miscarry so I took off work and made it past the first trimester. My husband and I were so happy.
I then found out, through a sonogram, that the fetus was severely disabled. I am a special education teacher and when the doctor said it was hydrocephalus, I knew what he was talking about. The problems started so early in the pregnancy that the baby's brain was not able to develop. We were told by a genetic counselor that he would have a 1 in 400 chance of even being able to roll over. That was if he lived outside of my body which was doubtful.
Emotionally, I could not have gone 9 months and delivered a dead baby. Thank God I was able to go to a hospital and have a D & E (LEGALLY!) under anesthesia. This was one of the hardest decisions of my life! It was not done lightly!! My husband and I consulted several doctors before making the decision.