Trying to Decide?
For those who are uncertain,
a message from the AHC Administrators
For most women, pregnancy is a time of joy and anticipation of a new life; but for some, the news is not good. Have you received a
poor prenatal diagnosis? Have you learned that the wonderful life you thought you were going to be bringing home has a serious or fatal
We understand that what you are going through right now is tremendously difficult. We are so very sorry that you have any reason to
be here. Until you decide which course of action is right for you, it is best to seek the advise from professionals. Check with your doctors,
genetic counselors or therapists to get the most up-to-date information regarding your child's specific diagnosis. If your religious beliefs
may be an issue, please seek support from a respected spiritual leader whose guidance you can trust.
Researching your child's diagnosis thorughly will also help you to make an informed decision. The more you know about the difficulties
you and your family face with a severe prenatal diagnosis, the better equiped you will be to handle the decision you need to make, no
matter what that decision is.
You can find up-to-date information on specific conditions at
Poorprenataldiagnosis.com. The PPD website is dedicated to help parents decide in a time of crises how to proceed and where to turn
for help and resources.
If you do decide that termination is the route you will take, you can Contact us and we
can help you find a local support group or counseling service, or provide you with links to on-line support groups that will help you through
this extremely difficult time.
If you decide to continue to term, we can help you locate resources that are specific to what you and your family may be faced with.
If you would like more information regarding genetic counseling please contact the March of Dimes or the
National Society of Genetic Counselors
We wish you much love and strength during this dark time.