We know that our time with Pearl will be brief, so we do everything we can to prepare for our daughter’s birth.
I throw myself into making arrangements for the end: a care plan for Pearl at birth, as well as how we will hand her into the arms of Jesus.
As I sit with our 6-year-old son and talk about Pearl. I tell him about her facial malformations and about our fears for her.
We learned to walk through an adverse pregnancy diagnosis when a routine ultrasound revealed that our baby girl, Pearl, had a fatal disorder.
Peter and Suzanne Guy share their inspirational story about refusing to lose hope for their baby girl in spite of an adverse prenatal diagnosis which led their doctors to recommend abortion. Today, Rachel is a healthy, young woman, and she joins the conversation, discussing her and her family’s active involvement in the pro-life movement.
Ron and Genie’s third pregnancy was something of a surprise, and they chose to recognize it as a blessing. But then the concerns started piling up, including markers for Down syndrome and significant heart defects.
When my husband and I learned that our unborn baby would not survive outside the womb, we were devastated. Kevin and I held on to each other for dear life. We wept as one, we prayed as one and we clung to God’s Word as one.
When you lose a baby during pregnancy, not only do you have to accept the fact that you’re not going to bring your baby home, but you also have to deal with massive hormone shifts and unpredictable emotions that hit you like a wave you never saw coming.
How do you open a discussion with parents about a terminal diagnosis? Begin with preparation and prayer.
Todd Smith of the music group, Selah, and his wife, Angie, share their moving story surrounding their decision to carry their pre-born child to term when they were advised by doctors to terminate the pregnancy because the baby would not survive outside the womb. (Part 2 of 2)