Friendly Debates with the Danielle’s: Prenatal Genetic Testing yay or nay

Friendly Debates with the Danielle’s: Prenatal Genetic Testing yay or nay

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TOPIC
Prenatal Genetic Screening: Yay or Nay? What do YOU say?
For me, I say nay.  When we were pregnant with our daughter, I was surprised when they asked us about doing testing.  When we told them no, I expected questions or something, but instead the nurse said that most people choose to not find out. That was a huge shock to me.  I figured we would be in the minority for not finding out.   Before our appointments, I asked John what he thought about all of the testing, and he completely agreed with me.  It doesn’t matter to us.  We will love the child no matter what.  This is the baby we are meant to have, and we can’t change the outcome no matter what, so we don’t need to know.  
One of my friends’ girlfriends was pregnant and due the same day as me.  They opted to have all of the tests done, and got a positive result on one of them (I forget which).  They stressed out so much about it and said that they would never find out again because they got a false result.  The baby was just fine!  
Now we are pregnant with baby #2 and still have no interest in having any of these tests done.  After all, we don’t want to know if we are having a boy or a girl, so why should this be any different?
I can completely understand why some families choose to find out.  Some people need that time to prepare in the event something does show up.  For us though, not having this done was the right choice for us.  What about you?  
What about you?  Do you get the prenatal genetic testing?  Yay or nay?  Link up and let us know.   

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