Working within the field of prenatal diagnosis is inherently complex. Managing expectations and uncertainties, and supporting families through the unexpected takes its toll, which can result in compassion fatigue, ethical dilemmas and burnout.
Through the Unexpected advocates for reducing the systemic hurdles that complicate the experience of supporting expectant parents through prenatal diagnosis. We encourage workplaces to implement formal support for employees, and for people working within this space to take the time to check-in and seek support.
We provide this (hopefully growing) list of supports for professionals, in the hope to support the workforce that supports people through the unexpected. Along with the services below, many professionals will have access to EAP programs within their workplace.
Thank you for the important work you do.