The doctor's words were shocking and completely unexpected. Perhaps your baby has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition; perhaps you were told your child has a fatal disease or a condition "incompatible with life."
You may feel confused and overwhelmed, with a sense of urgency to make a decision quickly...
You have time. Take time to process the information and consider all of your options.
You may be advised to terminate your pregnancy. Research shows that ending pregnancy because of a fetal diagnosis can carry long-term psychological consequences and risk for complicated grieving. Many couples choose to carry their baby to term as a way to cherish whatever moments they have before and after the baby’s birth. Parents think of this as a gift of time—time to recognize, respect, and celebrate their baby’s life.
APS is here to help you during this difficult time. We can offer you practical resources and assistance. We are here to support you as you navigate this challenging road.