What I Would Have Missed: Part 2

December 12, 2023

When we shared “What I Would Have Missed: Part 1,” we had many people respond to the love expressed by our parents for their babies with a diagnosis. A life-limiting prenatal diagnosis can seem so overwhelming to parents, friends, family, and others connected to mom and dad, and we can forget to focus on the beautiful moments and only focus on the grief and pain. Our parents have overwhelmingly assured us that the love is worth the pain. Read below to know what they would have missed if they had not continued their pregnancy with their sweeties.

Didn’t catch PART 1? Read Part 1 here.

With a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis, we don’t experience an “easy out.” Instead we need to ask ourselves, “how can we go on loving our baby through the pain and the grief?” “What can we focus on that will give us hope to walk this out?”

Our precious Verity’s Village parents have answered the question “What would I have missed if I had not carried my baby with a prenatal diagnosis to term?” We hope their answers bless you, give you hope, and allow you to focus on those precious moments you DO have.

“Oh thank you for this. I am such a big advocate for telling this to moms who are struggling with this decision! I didn’t know it was possible to make so many memories out of a life of only pregnancy.

If I didn’t carry my Thomas to term, I would have missed all of his sweet kicks and movements. I would have missed singing my favorite songs to him. I would have missed our vacations together and plane rides- he kicked even more on those mornings. I would have missed all the bump photos we took and the sweet, sweet bond that we had. I would have missed holding my boy and looking at all of his perfect and sweet features. His dark brown hair and sweet little lips, I can’t imagine never having seen them. I would do this 100 times over if it meant that he could be mine forever.” – April S.

“87 days of snuggles and loving the most perfect baby ever. Worth all my tears and would do it again.” – Kelly L.

“I would of missed out on our bonding while I carried him and we would have not been able to see and love on him the amazing 10 hours we had with him.” – Janie R.

Don’t miss a second. The love parents develop for their baby in the womb does not just turn off when a diagnosis is received. At Verity’s Village, we support the families who have received a life-limiting diagnosis in utero. In addition to connecting parents with a community of other parents who are also dealing with a diagnosis, we send our parents a care package to aid them on their journey. Our heart is to nurture and encourage their hearts while they hold onto hope.

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How to Join with Verity’s Village

➊ If you are a parent who has received a life limiting prenatal diagnosis for your baby, join our community group to connect with other parents who are also facing a diagnosis → https://www.facebook.com/groups/diagnosistodelivery

➋ If you want to find out more about our mission and what we do here at Verity’s Village, sign up for our e-mail list → https://veritysvillage.com/join-the-village/

➌ If you love what you see and want to partner with Verity’s Village to support families who have received a diagnosis as well as our future projects to educate the community on the value of these precious lives, become a monthly donor here → https://donate.veritysvillage.com/donate?amount=50&term=monthly

Heart Divider

Brooke Shambley

Public Relations and Social Media for Verity’s Village