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The prenatal bombshell : help and hope when continuing or ending a precious pregnancy after an abnormal diagnosis / Stephanie Azri and Sherokee Ilse.

Azri, Stephanie, 1977- author. (Author). Ilse, Sherokee, author. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Danville-Center Township Public Library - Danville 618.3 Azr (Text) 32604000203766 DCTPLD AD Non-Fiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM RG628 .A97 2015 (Text) 00000106155567 Browsing Collection Available -
Kendallville Public Library - Kendallville 618.3 A99 (Text) 37516002011544 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442239425
  • ISBN: 1442239425
  • Physical Description: xl88 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Setting the stage -- The journey of continuing the pregnancy. Embrace your pregnancy -- Palliative care and perinatal hospice -- Pressure from others to change your mind -- Family dynamics -- Medical issues -- Birth plans and preparation -- The labor and birth -- If your baby is born alive -- If your baby dies -- Memory creation -- Saying good-bye -- The journey of ending the pregnancy. Living beyond the decision -- Regrets and guilt -- Family dynamics -- Holding onto memories -- Continuing your healing journey. The early days -- Building support from others -- How men and women grieve and get along -- Single moms -- Supporting your children -- Workplace issues -- Postpartum and self-care -- Grief and healing -- Down the road a bit -- Trying again -- Subsequent babies.
Summary, etc.: Finding out your unborn child has been diagnosed with a poor or fatal prenatal diagnosis is devastating news sure to reverberate through your family's life forever. The emotional aspects of such a pregnancy and the practical implications of an adverse diagnosis are difficult to navigate. The Prenatal Bombshell is a companion guide through the journey from diagnosis and beyond once you've decided to either continue or end your precious pregnancy. Issues such as managing the pregnancy, delivery, termination, creating memories, future babies, and the long term impact of such a traumatic experience are all covered in detail. The lived experiences of other women who have gone through this journey are also included to provide hope, support, and guidance through difficult times. The Prenatal Bombshell does not attempt to convince women to make a particular choice about their pregnancy. It supports them from their choice onwards. Filled with stories and testimonies, this is a helpful book to have during, and well beyond, a poor prenatal diagnosis.
Subject: Prenatal diagnosis.
Health counseling.
Pregnancy > Complications.
Pregnancy > Complications > Case studies.
Stillbirth > Psychological aspects.

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