Terminating the pregnancy


Receiving a prenatal diagnosis is a very difficult life changing event. There are no right choice and only two sad and painful choices. Some will choose to terminate their much wanted pregnancy. This section is to help you with some suggestions and information.  Some of those sections have been written for families who may choose to carry to term as well.



How to find our more about the diagnosis

Questions, options and decisions

Laws and Medical Info

Impact on the family

Friends and strangers

Creating Memories


"Deciding to terminate our baby who had anencephaly was not easy. We were told that not only he would die at birth but also that he would never gain consciousness.  We couldn't see the point of giving birth to him, prolonging the terrible heartache and maybe putting him through pain. It was our decision and the best we could make"




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