英語マスターへの道は果てしなく遠く

3歳児保育園児持つフルタイムワーキングママ。双子出産しました。ツインズ+3歳児と英語学習の両立は非常に厳しく。

A New Prenatal Diagnosis

昨日は真夏日かとおもいました。体も思うように動かないので、気が狂いそうでした。なので英語学習、あまりできず。入院後は勉強できないので今しか思う存分学習できないのに・・・(涙 いつまでこうグダグダ暑い日が続くんでしょうか。いい加減にしてほしいです(怒 熱くて本当に勉強できません。PCの前に座れません。家では裸族化しています。だから熱い国の原住民の人は服を着ないんだなー。服着なくて許されるからいいなぁ。。。いっそのことバスタオルで貫頭衣でもつくろうかな。

Usually I barely watch TV programs, but yesterday I did, because a program broadcasted by NHK attracted my interest so much.

Its contents was about a new prenatal diagnosis, which has been controversial in Japan recently since it came from the U.S. in last August.

Till then, to know whether fetuses have serious genetic disorder like Down's syndrome or not, we had to take an amniotic diagnosis, which was dangerous and painful.

Thanks to the new way, however, we can evaluate our fetuses' conditions by only a blood screening, which costs no less than 200,000yen though.

A doctor appered in this program worried because this method is so simple that the number of people who choose abortion after knowing that their babies are abnormal might increase in Japan.

I think a lot of people would sound an alarm about this like him.

Personally, however, I am very pleased that such a simple and safe prenatal diagnosis got within our reach. At athe risk of sounding immoral, if I knew my fetus had a serious problem that would threaten his or her life, I would definitely choose abortion.

In case I get pregnant next time, I would be over 35 years old. Hence I am positive I will take this new screening.