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    Selective Reduction of higher order multiples.

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    Jill's thread got me thinking.


    How do you feel about selective reduction?

    I don't know that I personally could ever do it, but....it's been proven that it improves the chances of carrying longer, and having healthier babies...than if you didn't, you could have lots of sick ones...possibly losing them all...or all having severe illnesses.

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    I think for me it would depend on the health of the babies and the potential health on me (being able to carry them).
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    I don't think I could reduce selectively if all was healthy and well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lckychrmzz View Post
    I think for me it would depend on the health of the babies and the potential health on me (being able to carry them).


    Quote Originally Posted by Kara View Post
    I don't think I could reduce selectively if all was healthy and well.
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    Morissa and I were watching Jon and Kate plus 8 and Kate had mentioned that someone asked her about 'selective reduction'....
    right away Morissa said - Mom, isn't that the same as abortion?' Pretty smart!

    So, No, I don't agree with abortion, I don't agree with selective reduction. God knows what he is doing.

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    If reducing gave the remaining babies a better chance at a healthy life I would. The human body is not meant to hold 5-6 babies. I would rather have 2-3 healthy babies then 6 unhealthy babies with small chances at survival.


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    I don't think I could do it all...but I don't think it is a bad decision for other people just not me personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devinn View Post
    Jill's thread got me thinking.


    How do you feel about selective reduction?

    I don't know that I personally could ever do it, but....it's been proven that it improves the chances of carrying longer, and having healthier babies...than if you didn't, you could have lots of sick ones...possibly losing them all...or all having severe illnesses.

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    Depends on my health and if it would kill or impair me to keep all of them. But then again, It's not even a risk for me. I feel for those in this situation. It's gotta be hard.
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    I would only do it under extreme circumstances. For example, I know of a condition where one twin doesn't develop a whole heart, but is kept alive by the other twin's heart, which pumps blood through both babies and the placenta. This puts a huge strain on the strong baby's heart, makes it enlarged, and endangers its life. The weak twin can't survive outside the womb, so in this case, I think we could "selectively reduce" the pregnancy. But just for the sake of making the pregnancy less high risk, no I couldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mommy960003 View Post
    Depends on my health and if it would kill or impair me to keep all of them. But then again, It's not even a risk for me. I feel for those in this situation. It's gotta be hard.
    Well when you're talking 5-6 babies...it's not about YOUR health...its about the health of the babies.
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