I previously gave birth in Scotland and have since moved to Northern Ireland. I went to my hospital in Northern Ireland for my 12 week scan and was treated like a criminal for asking about the standard nucal fold measurement; a screening test for downs' syndrome.
I was told they wouldn't do this, I may be allowed the blood screening test at 16weeks but that is still being decided.
The doctor said they do not do the tests due to the chance that a positive result may lead to termination. As a downs syndrome child would require a higher level of care I I wish to be as aware as I can but the religious fanatics in charge of this region so t let me.
Has this happened to anyone else? Can anyone provide an explanation as to why a simple routine test is not being carried out her?
Can anyone help?