Original Title: Mein gläserner Bauch
Hardcover with jacket,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.50* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch
Date of publication:
September 10, 2012
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Which child is worthy of being born? – The dilemma of prenatal diagnosis
Being pregnant, becoming a mother is usually accompanied by a mixture of hopes and fears. In order to dispel these fears, it is a matter of course for most pregnant women to take advantage of the possibilities open to them by prenatal diagnosis without, however, being fully aware of the consequences. For, if an ultrasound scan, a blood test or an amniocentesis shows that the unborn child is not healthy, doctors all too quickly recommend terminating the pregnancy. The parents-to-be, and especially the mother, are now faced with a decision many of them had never wanted to make.
Outspokenly and candidly, Monika Hey has written about her own experience with prenatal diagnosis and at the same time opens eyes to an ethical dilemma that affects every expecting couple and our society as a whole.
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