Stories and images from the CleftPALS family (PDFs) » 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.

We understand that stories which may empower 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.

Select the View Profile button to read more about the story, or click on the image to go straight to the source.

Please contact us to let us know about any other stories featuring a prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies so we can share them here.

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About the resource

CleftPALS NSW offer some stories by parents and an adult with lived experience of a cleft.

On the page, you will find that Sophie’s story and Zara’s story both start after their cleft was found at the mid-gestation scan.