How to Include Dads in Pregnancy and Childbirth

As medical professionals supporting a family who has chosen to continue a pregnancy despite a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition, your primary patient is the mother. Her needs- both physical and emotional- are the primary focus during pregnancy and childbirth, followed by the needs of the baby. Though the father is not the patient, he is an important part of a family's carrying to term experience.

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A Father's Insight: Andy Schoonover

For the month of June, I have the beautiful privilege and opportunity to dedicate this blog to the experiences and grief of fathers who walk the carrying to term and infant loss journey. I have had the true and humbling chance to witness the achingly beautiful, powerful, and gut-wrenching affects infant loss has on husbands and fathers. I have a profound respect for the men I have seen rise up in the face of unbelievable suffering and tragedy.

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Legacy: The Why Behind the Desire And The Importance Of It

In order to understand why parents who lose a baby desire to create a legacy on behalf of that baby, you first have to understand what a legacy is. A legacy is something handed down from the past. Essentially, it is what is left after someone passes away. When parents lose a baby during pregnancy or in infancy, what is left?

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Changing the Standard of Care

At Carrying To Term, we highly value the expertise, innovation, and passion of medical professionals. In our work, we have come across incredible doctors, nurses, midwives, social workers, chaplains, and therapists who are constantly striving to improve the standard of care received by parents facing a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition.

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