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'Am I Wrong?' Woman Who's Pregnant With Quadruplets Says She Plans On Choosing To Have Only 2 Of Them

Date April 5, 2019

A mom-to-be wondered if she was in the wrong for only choosing to have two of her babies rather than all four. 

Reddit user @PlaneGanache shared a post where she explained her predicament. She said that she and her husband underwent IVF after trying for a few years to get pregnant.

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When they found out they were expecting, they were very thrilled, but during an ultrasound a few weeks later, they were told that they were going to have four babies. 

It was suggested that the poster aborted two of the babies because she has a small frame, being very petite and only at 5'0. She revealed that this was something she was thinking about as well because she worried about how they could financially handle four kids.

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During a later ultrasound, they discovered they were having identical twin girls and two fraternal boys. The poster said she was considering a selective abortion where she would choose to have the twin girls instead of the boys. 

I would like to keep the two girls as they are identical twins (I'm hoping they have the 'twin bond') and also, to be honest, I've always wanted girls.

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She and her husband agreed it was a good idea, however, her mom and sister felt it was a selfish thing to do. The poster wanted to know if she was wrong for making this choice.

Hundreds of comments followed and people had different opinions. Most of them, however, believed that this was a personal decision and the mom should do what she needed to do.

One user, @abermarm, did say that even if they went through with choosing, they should be careful about giving the woman's mom and sister every possible piece of information, as this could backfire.

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Really, this is one decision that should only be made by those involved as no one can give any advice that can guarantee the family's happiness and health. All anyone can do is wish her the best of luck as she deals with the situation.

Relationship decisions can be hard sometimes. We can only learn from these powerful stories of women faced with difficult situations.

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