Jen and John: Encephalocele

Jen was pregnant when she and her husband, John, found out that their baby, named Jackson was diagnosed with Encephalocele. Their doctor, as well as a with a Genetic Counselor, explained that the baby would either terminate itself, or not go full term, or if he lived he would have no quality of life if they continued the pregnancy. Jen and John chose to continue the pregnancy despite the challenges, and are both so glad they followed their hearts. He brings joy to their lives, and even though he has multiple physical differences, he is a happy and delightful child. 


Jen was pregnant when she and her husband, John, found out that their baby, named Jackson was diagnosed with Encephalocele. Their doctor, as well as a with a Genetic Counselor, explained that the baby would either terminate itself, or not go full term, or if he lived he would have no quality of life if they continued the pregnancy. Jen and John chose to continue the pregnancy despite the challenges, and are both so glad they followed their hearts. He brings joy to their lives, and even though he has multiple physical differences, he is a happy and delightful child. 

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