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Supporting you throughout your pregnancy

A Handbook for Parents After a Prenatal Diagnosis

This handbook has been written for parents who are considering continuing a pregnancy after an anomaly has been diagnosed in their baby. Being told that their baby has an anomaly is something for which parents are most often completely unprepared. 'A Handbook for Parents After a Prenatal Diagnosis: Supporting you Throughout your Pregnancy' provides practical advice, information and support to parents in this situation and is the result of consultation and research into their needs during this difficult time.

Many parents find that, after the diagnosis, care tends to focus on the baby's condition. In the words of one mother: "I don't actually feel like a pregnant person. I feel like I've got a baby with a problem." In view of this, the booklet aims to help parents address their concerns and find appropriate support for themselves during what can be a very stressful time.

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If you have been given a worrying test result or diagnosis and haven't received a copy from your hospital please ask us for a complimentary copy on 0207 713 7356 or email