Poor Prenatal Diagnosis Support
Some women have abortions after receiving a poor prenatal diagnosis, or if there is a problem with the developing fetus. Many times these illnesses occurred in 'planned' pregnancies, and this can be a very distressing experience for women and their partners. The reason could have been due to unknown effects of medications, unsafe chemical or medical exposure, problems with fetal development, chromosomal abnormalities, or any other medical problem related to the fetus. In general, there are four causes of birth defects and/or mental retardation. Those include monogenic, chromosomal, multifactorial, or environmental. Some examples are: Down's Syndrome (Trisomy 21), Spina Bifida, Trisomy 18, Turner's Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome. Regardless of what your pregnancy challenge was, or why you decided to terminate, we have websites and groups online that will offer you support and comfort as you recover from this heartbreaking experience.
Visiting these sites may help mothers and fathers in their recovery process, both in realizing they are not alone in the choices they had to make, and that others have had the same heartbreaking issues and choices to deal with. They also contain helpful information for the parents who are planning another pregnancy, or accidentally become pregnant again, and want information about the possibility of recurrence of the abnormalities, and other medical information. If you know of a site that would be helpful for this section, please send me the url at Site Info. If you had an abortion because of Materanl Health problems, visit our Maternal Health Abortion Section
- Visit the Abortion after Health Problems Board to discuss your feelings and get support. Message Board Index
A Heartbreaking Choice Website
"With the increased use of prenatal testing, more and more families are faced with the devastating news that something is seriously or fatally wrong with their unborn baby. For those parents who choose to interrupt their pregnancies after poor prenatal diagnosis, there is very little in the way of support programs. With this site and the dedication of courageous parents willing to reach out, we hope to create a safe haven of encouragement and validation."
"We felt that if our daughter had been in a car accident and was on life support with the same internal injuries, we would not keep her on life support and let her suffer. This child deserved the same dignity." ~a grieving mom.
AHC also has private chats strictly for parents who terminated for poor prenatal diagnosis.
Visit the AHC website at http://www.aheartbreakingchoice.net