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Table 5 Potential sequelae: GP as the bearer of bad news

From: Exploring general practitioners' experience of informing women about prenatal screening tests for foetal abnormalities: A qualitative focus group study

"I found it quite a downer. I mean they're all so excited about being pregnant and then within minutes we're talking about let's do a test to find out if you might need to terminate this pregnancy." 0304
"A lot would come in, they're overjoyed to be pregnant... and the thought of them throwing in testing for all those things that might be wrong with the pregnancy. It's a bit of a downer." 0103
"...In fact you feel like a bit of a spoilsport bringing it up because they're really happy and you know- and then your sort of saying Oh well you know I hate to bring it up but, have you thought about..." 0405