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  • Writer's pictureSerena Dyksen

When the Unexpected Happens: Navigating a Prenatal Diagnosis with Grace

Mama M connected with our community through an abortion regret group facilitated by She Found His Grace (SFHG). Initially, she was considering abortion, believing her days of having children were over, especially with a teenager already at home. The baby's father was also in favor of abortion. Over several months, Mama M scheduled four abortion appointments but could not go through with any of them. Each time she arrived at the clinic, she felt an overwhelming sense that abortion was wrong and ultimately chose to leave.

Determined to parent alone, Mama M made the courageous decision to keep her baby. In August, she discovered her child would be born with severe fetal anomalies requiring an extended NICU stay and multiple surgeries. Despite her nervousness, she remained resolute in her choice to parent, even as the baby's father pressured her to consider adoption.

She Found His Grace supported Mama M by providing essential baby supplies tailored to her son's specific needs. Their assistance proved invaluable as she prepared for the challenges ahead.

In November 2023, Baby O was born. To everyone's surprise and relief, he fared better than expected, avoiding some of the anticipated surgeries. Mama M poured her energy, love, and time into caring for Baby O, spending countless hours in the NICU. She navigated this journey mostly on her own, demonstrating remarkable strength and dedication.

Today, Mama M is profoundly grateful for her decision. She is deeply in love with Baby O and takes immense pride in her role as his mother. Her experience underscores a vital message: when faced with a poor prenatal diagnosis, hope and help are available. Sometimes, outcomes can defy medical expectations.

Mama M's choice for life spared her the grief of abortion. Now, she enjoys precious moments with her little one, knowing she is doing everything possible to ensure his well-being. Her story is a testament to the unpredictable nature of medical prognoses and the profound joy that can come from choosing life.

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