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Old 08-15-2008, 10:47 PM   #18
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Re: Selective reduction

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Originally Posted by laceysmom View Post
I'll pray for your friend, honestly, in my faith, I do not believe in IVF or selective reduction for that matter, BUT those babies are LIVING!!! at 21 days old they all have heartbeats!!!!

So, with that said, yes, it is scary. Yes it is potentially dangerous. Yes there could be life long consequences either way.
BUT it is also VERY possible that your friend could carry to 30 weeks plus with all 5 happy healthy babies.
I'll pray for her. And for you as well, to be an encouragement to her.
She has been told that is very, very unlikely. (Less than 5%). She has a much better chance of going on bedrest, babies being born before 24 weeks, and losing them all.

As for not believing in IVF, you obviously have never struggled with infertility. And just so everybody knows, I am a Christian.
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