Monday, January 5, 2009

When your unborn child is seriously/terminally ill...

... There are alternatives to abortion as well as support on the web.

Perinatal Hospice
As prenatal testing becomes increasingly routine, more parents are learning devastating news before their babies are born. In too many places, the ability to diagnose has raced ahead of the ability to care for these families and their babies. But in a beautiful and practical response, some pioneering hospitals and hospices are starting perinatal hospice or perinatal palliative care programs for families who wish to continue their pregnancies with babies who likely will die before or shortly after birth.

Be Not Afraid

Carry to Term with a Negative Prenatal Diagnosis

Prenatal Partners for Life

String of Pearls

Living with Trisomy 13

A Trisomy 18 Journey

Waiting With Love

And then there are the children that defy all predictions, such as this young man with Spina Bifida:

And these two young ladies:

And others who make it clear that the term "differently-abled" is actually very apt.

Tip of the Schoolmarm Ruler to: Christina Dunigan

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