My Child, My Gift: A Positive Response to Serious Prenatal Diagnosis
¬“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.¬”
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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