"My baby is a person": parents' experiences with life-threatening fetal diagnosis.

@article{CtArsenault2011MyBI,
  title={"My baby is a person": parents' experiences with life-threatening fetal diagnosis.},
  author={Denise Y C{\^o}t{\'e}-Arsenault and Erin M. Denney-Koelsch},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1302-8}
}
Diagnosis of a lethal fetal diagnosis (LFD) early in pregnancy is devastating for parents. Those who choose to continue with the pregnancy report intense emotional reactions and inconsistent, often insensitive treatment by health care providers. This qualitative descriptive study sought to clarify the experiences and needs of families in order to design responsive perinatal palliative care services, and to establish the feasibility and acceptability of conducting intensive interviews of… CONTINUE READING