I'm 42, 43 next month and at my 20 week scan in January, it was found that the baby had a fatal skeletal dysplasia. After many tears, much heartbrake, many consultations, more scans etc, and four weeks later, it was decided to terminate the pregnancy as I was told that the baby would not survive. Following tissue biopsies, DNA tests I was informed that no chromasonal abnormalities were detected, and that there was no reason at all that any future pregnancy would result in the same. What surprised me more than anything was the amount of people I know who have experienced the same traumatic event, and what surprises me even more, is the lack of support made available to people like me (and their partners) by professional bodies. Has anybody else out there had a similar experience, and felt that they could have received more support at the time, e.g. put in touch with women who have been through the same thing? Don't get me wrong, I have nothing but praise for the staff on the labour ward who delivered the baby, they were excellent. However, a colleague of mine who went through a similar experience at 20 weeks did not get the same care from staff on the gynae ward.