One Screened Every Minute: Kaisi (podcast) » stories of prenatal diagnosis

While congenital anomalies are more common than we think, we rarely hear the stories of the people that have received a prenatal diagnosis. We have collated some stories here, to share with you the variety of reactions, experiences and outcomes.

Note: these stories appear in random order.

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Episode 3 – Kaisi – ‘What does this diagnosis actually mean for us? What does it mean for this little baby?’ Kaisi received a non-invasive prenatal screening result showing a high chance for Trisomy 18 or Edwards’ Syndrome. This result came soon after she lost a twin who was stillborn. After many months of having the pregnancy monitored and gathering information, the couple chose to terminate. Kaisi is a teacher and now a busy mum to two young daughters but as she’ll explain, her path to parenthood hasn’t been straightforward.


Featured on One Screened Every Minute:
“A podcast bringing you conversations with ordinary people who have received extraordinary information about chromosomal differences in their pregnancy.

Prospective parents are increasingly encouraged to seek relief and reassurance earlier in pregnancy through non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPT). But what if the results are unexpected? What if they raise more questions than answers?

In this first series, host Elizabeth Callinan speaks with Sallie, Kaisi, Chantelle, Naomi and Al and Belinda about how they navigated the options available to them after screening results showed a high chance of chromosomal differences.

These stories are shared so we can learn but not judge and as non-invasive prenatal screening is becoming a routine part of pregnancy, they need our urgent attention.”