There is nothing that will ever prepare you for receiving a fatal diagnosis a serious diagnosis for your baby. All the plans and dreams you had for your future are shattered and you will probably feel a range of emotions from shock, sadness and anger. You may feel emotionally frozen as you are faced with hundreds of questions and feeling very lost. If you need more tests for a full diagnosis the waiting period can be a very long and lonely one also.

Being faced with the decision to either continue or induce your pregnancy will untimely be one that only you and your partner can make. You may feel like you are in a state of limbo, possibly “grieving” your baby even though they are still alive within your body.

You may feel very sad and alone during this time and you may want to speak to someone who has been on this journey before. It can help to speak to someone who understands and has faced a similar experience. You can contact LMC on our helpline 086 374 5474 or by email at

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