My Child, My Gift: A Positive Response to Serious Prenatal Diagnosis

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New City Press, 2008 - Prenatal diagnosis - 200 pages
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¬“A comprehensive guide for parents who are unfortunately given the ¬‘bad news¬’ regarding their pre-born child with either an ultrasound or laboratory diagnosis of a potential or real congenital problem. It explains to them both secular and religious faith-based strategies on how to emotionally, psychologically and spiritually prepare for and assimilate the multiple and various emotions they will have to reconcile, as well as how to deal with the mixed messages they will be receiving from family members, friends, physicians, and their own inner conflicting feelings¬…. My prayers have been answered in Madeline Pecora Nugent¬’s My Child, My Gift.¬”
From the Foreword by
MARK X. LOWNEY


"This volume is a must read for each parent, grandparent and friend. Nugent has answered every question asked regarding the pains and joys of motherhood. Madeline's words are written to mothers who crave honest counsel and anticipate earnest guidance. To call this book "Every Mother's Bible" would sound irreverent. But sincerely this is undoubtedly the most profound and complete guide to understanding what love means at the heart of becoming a mother. This treasure piece is essential to occupy every woman's library.¬”

TERRI GREEN
Author of Simple Acts of Kindness


Includes many insights and experiences of parents, along with b/w photos of their children.
 

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Contents

Forward
7
Introduction
13
Finding Out
21
Tests and Terminations
36
Dealing with Doctors
59
Parenting Options
72
Sharing the News
84
Birth and Death Plans
95
If Your Child Lives
118
Into the Future with
137
The Gift of Your Child
161
Appendix
169
Appendix C
178
Appendix
184
Appendix
191
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