When a chromosome abnormality is diagnosed prenatally the parents face the choice to continue the pregnancy or opt for a termination. Their decision can be even harder if the prognosis is doubtful and the clinical signs not so clean On this matter, it is important to inform the couple of the possible outcome of prenatal investigations before the woman undergoes any testing so that they can be better prepared when they are told the results. Also, it is necessary to counsel the parents when communicating the diagnosis by giving them all the information needed for taking their decision and going through the new situation. The aim is to support them in the difficult process of accepting the outcome.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Occhio Clinico Pediatria|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health