Grief, acceptance and special needs parenting: it’s complicated (blog) » 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.

Please use the dropdown category box to select a particular topic or to avoid other topics.

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

Click on the logo/image to go directly to the story, or select the View Profile link if you wish to read more about it first.

Please contact us to let us know about any other stories we should include here.

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About the resource

Source Kids has been developed to deliver important information to those caring for and working with these children and young individuals.

Source Kids is Australia’s first magazine for parents, carers, families, professionals and teachers working with children with special needs.  Source Kids delivers the latest information on a range of topics that touch the lives of children with disabilities and their families and carers.

This blog offers a mother’s reflection about grief, acceptance, joy and growth after continuing a pregnancy following a prenatal diagnosis.