Australian Birth Stories: Bianca (podcast) » stories of prenatal diagnosis

We know that prenatal diagnosis is more common than many think. Yet, we rarely hear the stories of the people that have received unexpected news about the health, development or genetics of their unborn baby. We wish to change that so parents no longer feel hidden or isolated.

We have collated parents stories to share with the variety of reactions, experiences and outcomes.


  • These stories appear in random order.
  • Stories which help one person, may be unhelpful for another.

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The decision-making category includes stories that reflect the vast array of potential experiences.

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About the resource

Episode 213 – Bianca Klingner-Walsh – At the age of 22, Bianca fell pregnant unexpectedly and navigated the complex reality of a Downs Syndrome diagnosis. Despite multiple health professionals advising her to terminate, she chose to keep her baby, journeyed through a tumultuous pregnancy and delivered him at 34 weeks via cesarean. Baby Oliver was born with a heart condition and spent 12 weeks in NICU before being transferred to Melbourne Children’s Hospital for lifesaving surgery.

Featured on Australian Birth Stories:
“With over 4.7 million downloads, at ABS we want to educate and inform, but we also just want to share your stories, with no judgement and lots of heart.

This is a podcast for first-time pregnant people, parents wanting to have better subsequent births, and birth enthusiasts who love to hear and tell birth stories. Entertaining, heartfelt, emotional and informative.”