"Dozens of abortions carried out on foetuses with minor imperfections such as cleft lip or club foot" Says Daily Mail
- New research finds 157 foetuses aborted in three years for cleft lip
- Further 205 aborted for club foot according to European monitoring group
- But only fraction of these show up on official records
- Department of Health admit there may be 'discrepancies' in their figures
You can read the whole Article HERE
After reading the article i am in SHOCK by this...
Does this not tell you that MORE needs to be done to make more people aware of ClubFoot (Talipes)
I want to say "So what gives a parent the right to abort a baby from 20 weeks gestation JUST because it has Talipes or a cleft pallet?" I suppose i shouldn't ask this question because its still legal am i right in saying you can terminate up until 24 weeks pregnant? BUT how can you do this when at 24 weeks pregnant if you have the baby due to early labour the baby has chances of survival? It just all seems totally wrong!!
Then on Daybreak this morning they were also talking about it.. This is what a Mum & close friend of mine had to say as she was in shock...
"On Day Break this Morning they were just talking about Mums who are abortions because there baby has Club foot or Clef pallet, it makes you think if corrective treatment such as Ponseti treatment was more known and understood , would they still make the same decision ? , for me this was never an option, but i do understand everybody's situations are different"
- Mum 9 -
- Mum 10 -
As you are aware if you read my Blog we had a difficult time whilst pregnant with Hugo with us having a scare that he had 'Edward's syndrome' or 'Downs' catch up Here if you want to read it all...
I can understand how scary it is finding out you haven't got a 'perfect' baby... I really can RELATE but it is just Talipes & its treatable... relatively simply too. they shouldn't need any major operations & they should be like any other child the boots & bar only stays on till he is 5 years old & just at night times.
Looking at my son playing this morning I couldn't bare to think i had terminated him JUST BECAUSE he has funny feet...
I thought we had moved on from....this craziness - read my post here about the horrid man Peter Singer who's views were simply Terminate any child who wasn't 'perfect'. BRILLIANT! what a IDIOT!
Club foot is one of the most common congenital abnormalities, affecting one in every 1,000 babies born in the UK.
that in my eyes is quite a few babies...
I think if more people were aware & had Talipes brought to attention if they had more information & saw MORE babies with Talipes if they could see them progress from Curly feet...casting stage..23hours full time bnb stage for 12 weeks & then 14 ish hours BnB night & naps only... PERHAPS just perhaps more people wouldn't terminate. Maybe they would realise its not the end of the world.
My son Hugo honestly couldn't be happier. Every one comments on how chilled out & happy he is. He is crawling & walking with his walker hes almost 13 months & his feet are THE MOST amazing things in the world.
I have read comments like "So what, who wants a broken baby? - T," Oh T whoever you are you really sound like a guy with VERY LITTLE Knowledge of the world. i truly hope you haven't reproduced & hope you never do. What a Awful attitude.
This did make me smile that others thought the same as me though
"So what, who wants a broken baby? - T, Manchester, United Kingdom, 03/2/2013 16:17 your lucky T your parents did not abort you with your broken brain..."
OK so how do you educate people more? Believe me i am trying to get the word out there...
|Hugo 4D scan you can see his curled in foot at 22 weeks ....|
|Hugo 3 days old before treatment|
|Hugo 3 days old before treatment with his big sister.|
|Hugo 2 days old before treatment|
|Casting stage Talipes.|
|Hugo 11 months old wearing his BnB to bed|
|Hugo on Christmas Day 11 months old.|
|Hugo 12 months old. Can you tell he wears BnB at night time???|