Australian Birth Stories: Nadia (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.


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  • Stories which help one person, may be unhelpful for another.

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About the resource

Episode 206 – Nadia – Nadia’s first son, a boy named Pio, was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal abnormality (triploidy) and was born via cesarean at 20 weeks. She discusses her disbelief at the diagnosis and the subsequent grief of her loss followed by the healing arrival of her subsequent children.

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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.”