Two Peas in a Podcast: Prenatal Diagnosis with Pea Friend Megan (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.


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  • Stories which help one person, may be unhelpful for another.

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About the resource

Prenatal diagnosis with pea friend Megan – Kate & Mandy talk with Pea friend Megan about the prenatal diagnosis she received when she was 14 weeks pregnant with her 4th baby, and the absolute roller coaster that followed. Megan was told that her baby had a hydrops fetalis, which was not compatible with life. Her baby also had several chromosomal abnormalities that would mean severe disability if she would make it to term at all. But by 20 weeks, all the fluid retention had disappeared and there was no sign of hydrops fetalis, nor of a number of chromosomal abnormalities that were found earlier in the pregnancy. Her baby had ‘just’ Down Syndrome. She ended up having her baby girl at 37 weeks and after some time in the NICU, she is now a very happy 2 year old. What a journey.


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