We’ll cover the topics of: preconception appointments, early and regular prenatal care, what to expect, prenatal vitamins, prenatal testing, and subsequent prenatal care after prior pregnancy loss.
To help you navigate the process of pregnancy continuation and prenatal care, we have created this helpful guide to preparing for appointments following diagnosis.
Assigning blame is a common and normal response in situations that feel out of your control. Here, we explore strategies for supportive communication during this unimaginable time.
As the experts and care providers, parents look to you for knowledge, medical care, and support. The language you use to communicate the diagnosis shapes how heard, supported, and validated a parent feels.
What you and your significant other are experiencing is not an easy process, so it makes sense that you might experience some breakdowns in communication and, as a result, some conflicts.
There is no doubt that what is being asked of you is heavy, complex, and difficult. This process is hard, but it is also rewarding.
There are no rules or set patterns when it comes to how grieving parents will feel about the holiday season. Just like grief, each experience is wholly unique.
As the grieving parents, only you will know what you need most during this season.
This day is about pausing to hold space for the babies whose lives ended too soon. It is about entering in and remembering the parents, their love for their child, and their desire to honor that baby.
The deaths of babies are never natural, and their lives have value because they existed. They are worthy of a lifetime of love- in all the many forms that may take.
Not only is sharing the news a chance for your coworkers to walk alongside you and offer support, it is also a form of self-care and advocacy.
First and foremost, you are in control of this part of the carrying to term process. How and when you tell your family and friends about the diagnosis and prognosis for your baby is entirely up to you and your significant other.