Adverse Pre-Natal Diagnosis

Life Issues Series:

Caring for Couples Facing an Adverse Pre-Natal Diagnosis (PDF), list numerous organizations that support and educate parents facing an adverse prenatal diagnosis.

Church Teaching

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published in 2009 responses to new bioethical questions concerning human life in its origin and on the dignity of procreation.  A sequel to the earlier Donum Vitae, The Dignity of the Person treats new issues: embryo adoption, no.19; anti-implantation drugs and devices (e.g., IUD, "morning after" pill, no.23; gene therapy, no. 26; genetic enhancement/designer babies, no. 27; use of ethically obtained cells and tissues, no. 34, 35.  

Perinatal Hospice

Perinatal Hospice has information on peri-natal hospice as a response to a prenatal diagnosis that indicates your baby likely will die before or after birth. Please know support is available and that you are not alone. Parents who have traveled this path before you have found that it can be a beautiful, profoundly meaningful, and healing journey. 

Essentia Health Care in Fargo offers perinatal hospice care: click on Caring Heart Program.