Pregnancy Blog Posts

May 15, 2013 in Blog, Emotions, Resources

Leticia Keighley from Australia recently shared with us the beautiful story of her pregnancy on her blog: Embracing Wade. She offers a raw and authentic account of her experience “waiting it out” after receiving a 1:69 chance of having a baby with Down syndrome.

“My pregnancy was definitely a roller coaster of emotions where I questioned my resolve, my decisions and my sanity every time I got a new test result. But right from the beginning, all the way through till now, I had reasons why I didn’t want to test for Down Syndrome. This post is not about what I think everyone should do, it’s about what I did and how it helped me get through the turmoil of prenatal diagnosis. Even though there were ups and downs during those 9 months, by the time Wade was born, I was ready and happy and waiting there with open arms to meet him whether he had DS or not and if any of my thought processes help other women in similar circumstances then its achieved its purpose.”

Below is our list of blogs from other moms who received a prenatal diagnosis and then blogged about the experience during their pregnancy. Those stories are so real and meaningful to expectant parents who can then go on to read the outcome for families. Please add to our list in the comments.

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13 Responses

  1. I am still expecting our little one, so my blog is a current and active glimpse into the reality of prenatal diagnosis.

  2. stephanie says:

    Wonderful blog–insightful, honest, and positive! Thanks so much for sharing and best of luck with Quinn.

  3. nancy says:

    Missy collected a few last week:
    Megan

    prenatal diagnosis:
    http://www.mystubbornmiss.com/2011/08/one-year-later-diagnosis-story.html

    weeks and months following:
    http://www.mystubbornmiss.com/2011/04/life-resurrected.html

    Carrie

    prenatal diagnosis (in retrospect)
    http://celebratinglifeasweknowit.blogspot.com/2009/10/one-year-ago-today.html

    Jaime

    Starting a week after diagnosis, this is the first post:
    http://jaimeharman.blogspot.com/2010/11/his-story.html
    (you can scroll forward from there)

    Jennifer

    First blog post (while pregnant; post-diagnosis, recapping pregnancy up to that point)
    http://itsgooditsbaditsugly.blogspot.com/2010/05/who-am-i.html
    (you can scroll forward from there)

    Jennie

    Retrospective, 4 years past prenatal diagnosis
    http://anextra21.blogspot.com/2011/10/31-for-21-day-12-prenatal-diagnosis-4.html

    First blog post (while pregnant; just after diagnosis)
    http://anextra21.blogspot.com/2007/10/diagnosis-confirmed.html

    Melanie

    First blog post (while pregnant, six weeks past diagnosis)
    http://mellbugg.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/9/

    Michelle

    First blog post about Down syndrome (Prenatal diagnosis, but shared after baby was born)
    http://www.mppdesigns.com/mwac/2011/10/11/baby-lily/

  4. Jenn says:

    The first entry on my blog is when we got his dx. You can see I was not thrilled about him having DS and had a lot of dark days, but things have all worked themselves out 2.5 years later.

    http://itsgooditsbaditsugly.blogspot.com/2010/05/who-am-i.html

  5. Ilisa Ailts says:

    The following link is 2 months after our prenatal diagnosis, just weeks before Calvin was born. I would say all my posts before his birth were valuable for this perspective; the ‘before birth’ perspective that is. Calvin has a repaired Complete AV Canal defect as well, so that is a part of my posts, too. It is amazing to reflect on how far I have come with how I feel about Calvin’s diagnoses of Ds and CAVC. He is a valuable member of our lives, no doubt!

    http://www.ailtsfamily.blogspot.com/2010/07/2-short-months-ago.html

  6. Jackie says:

    I blogged a lot after our diagnosis at 18 weeks.

    http://www.meetinglauren.blogspot.com The “how we found out” post is at the top of the most read posts section.

    I loved reading others’ blogs while I was pregnant, it made me feel not so alone.

  7. Jen Jacob says:

    I started blogging with our prenatal diagnosis in September. Baby is due at the beginning of January!

  8. Extranjera says:

    I mention finding out that we needed to do more testing in this post on my other blog:

    http://utterlyunpublishedauthor.blogspot.com/2011/04/where-has-she-been.html

    Then there’s the diagnosis post:

    http://utterlyunpublishedauthor.blogspot.com/2011/05/down.html

    Followed by a bunch of other pregnancy stuff, before I went ahead and created the wee one ‘her own’ blog, where I wrote in the ‘Birth Story’ which sums up the highs and lows of the pregnancy:

    http://utterlyunpublishedauthorsdaughter.blogspot.com

  9. Missy says:

    Here is the story of my pregnancy as told to the birth board from my oldest daughter. It really tells where I was emotionally during my pregnancy. I didn’t have a prenatal diagnosis, but one in 16 odds.

    http://yomammamamma.blogspot.com/2010/01/little-history-of-my-pregnancy-with.html

  10. My husband and I have been blogging throughout our entire pregnancy. In December of 2012, we got our daughter’s prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. We have kept blogging and tried to make our blog a resource for people going through the same thing!

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