The Still Mama Tribe Podcast (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.

We understand that stories which may empower one person, may be unhelpful for another.

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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

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