The Still Mama Tribe Podcast (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.

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

Hosted by two mothers who have experienced baby loss (one following a termination for medical reasons), the Still Mama Tribe Podcast ‘aims to educate and create a community of families and professionals who come together to break the stigma and shame of baby loss. This begins with speaking openly, and sharing the stories of empty arms.’ Some episodes feature stories of terminations for medical reasons.

  • Season 1 Episode 10 – Kristen (available here) – at Nicholas’ 20 week ultrasound, Kristen and her husband received life-altering news about his development. He was later born sleeping following a compassionate induction.
  • NB Not a first-person story, but Season 2 Episode 6 is a discussion with a sonographer around how they can engage in the process of delivering the terrible news of a baby’s death