Table 3

Reproductive decisions based on the number of previously well children

Number of previously well children
0 (n = 40) 1 (n = 34) ⩾ 2 (n = 13)
Number that had more children31 (77%)18 (52%)4 (30%)
Uptake of prenatal diagnosis22 (70%)10 (56%)3 (75%)
Affected and terminated6/224/10
Unaffected and would have terminated8/224/102/3
Affected and continued2/22
Unaffected and would not have terminated2/222/101/3
Unaffected and unsure about termination4/22
Decision not to have further children dependent on having a child with CF9 (23%)16 (47%)9 (69%)
Percentage who made a decision to avoid having another child with CF23/40 (57%)24/34 (70%)11/13 (84%)