To help you fully understand the term life-limiting in the context of prenatal diagnoses, we are providing a deeper understanding into what life-limiting means and why it is the standard terminology.
For Friends and Relatives
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.
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.
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 primary purpose of prenatal counseling is to educate and equip parents to make informed decisions in the months ahead.
Not only are grandparents navigating their own grief, they also help carry the weight of their child’s grief while supporting the needs of the family their child has created.
Like grief, pregnancy after loss is a sensitive time. It is a new and transformative experience, and as the network of support walking with parents through this experience, a level of self-awareness is necessary.
It might be easy to assume that men are less emotional and more capable of compartmentalizing grief. While this may be true in some, it is important to not generalize and dismiss the very real emotional toll grief and loss have on men.
Carrying To Term’s mission and vision are the result of two broken-hearted parents who love with abandon and genuinely want to see the standard of care improve and change for other parents facing a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting condition.
If you are not currently or have never been an employer of a person facing a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis or the loss of their baby, this insight is still helpful for you. After reading this post, I encourage you to consider putting some guidelines in place to ensure that, if the time comes when you do have an employee facing these experiences, you will be ready.
For many, this day is a reminder of the pain that accompanies infertility as well as pregnancy and infant loss.
We explore the difference between these two commonly used phrases.