After receiving a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition, you will be navigating information, decisions, grief, and the inevitable experience of telling your family and friends about the diagnosis and prognosis. The idea of sharing this news and devastating reality with your network of family and friends may seem daunting, and you may not feel fully emotionally prepared for the process.
The experience of receiving a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition leaves families with many questions and complicated emotions to navigate. A key part of feeling fully-informed and equipped following a diagnosis, throughout pregnancy continuation, and in the bereavement period that follows loss, is having access to the insight and support provided by a multidisciplinary care team of specialists and experts in their field. Each member of a family’s care team serves a unique purpose, and Carrying To Term is here to help shed light on the role of each professional.
Parents, you have received the news that your unborn baby has a life-limiting diagnosis. Now, you are faced with processing new information, weighing your options, making complicated decisions, and navigating an increased amount of prenatal appointments.
There are very real and important practicalities to consider following a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition and the news that you will lose your baby. You will navigate complicated situations. You will advocate for yourself and your baby. You will work with medical professionals to provide the best care to you and your baby. You will bear the weight of the expectations of real life, relationships, and work.
When navigating a prenatal diagnosis, whether you are the parent, the provider, or the network of support, clarity is critical for feeling fully informed, equipped, and supported.