amniocentesis

‘Our baby’s brain hadn’t divided. Parts were missing. I prepared my 3-year-old for the chance his baby sister may not come home. Everyday interactions felt like ripping open a wound.’

“We told others to not make plans for a baby shower. I didn’t want to have to return things if my baby died. In the shower, I’d cry out with all my heart just to be able to have my daughter no matter what difficulties she might have. As the date approached, I considered planning for the possibility of a funeral.”

‘The doctor called…the blood screen came back, it’s not good.’ My heavy 22-week pregnant body fell to the floor. It’s normally at this point people want to talk about their options.’

“At worst he’ll never be able to feed himself and at best he’ll mop the floors of a fast-food restaurant one day,’ he said with a wave of his hand, dismissing any room for hope.  Option 1 is you terminate the pregnancy. We don’t do that here, but we have a clinic we can send you to.”

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