People have very different reactions to receiving a prenatal diagnosis. For some, it represents a chance to know that they will have a child with some special needs ahead of time, allowing them to prepare. For others, they may not feel they are able to care for a child with special needs, and would choose to look into adoption after the baby is born. Others may choose to terminate/abort a pregnancy.
This is a very personal and sometimes difficult decision, and is often unexpected. It is important to have access to all of the appropriate information, as well as have the option to discuss these options further with a healthcare provider.
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