The resources here are intended to support life-affirming organizations in their efforts encouraging parents to carry to term following a prenatal diagnosis. You may also be interested in reviewing the resources provided at the For Clergy tab, and the journal articles at For Medical Professionals tab. If you have additional questions regarding prenatal diagnosis or service development, please contact us.

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Free on-line training

BNA offers a free on-line training for PRCs regarding the care of parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis and carrying to term.  Topics covered include understanding this new kind of "crisis pregnancy," statistics regarding abortion following prenatal diagnosis, how abortion becomes a treatment option and part of routine obstetric care to include a discussion of disability bias, and the specific challenges for PRCs when considering how to support parents experiencing a prenatal diagnosis.

For information regarding how to access this training, please contact us.

Journal Articles that Support Evaluation at Birth and Benefit of Extraordinary Care for Infants with Life-Limiting Diagnoses

 

99 Minutes

Baby Skylar, diagnosed prenatally with anencephaly, was welcomed by her parents, family, friends and BNA peers and volunteers. Her 99 minutes of life was both a blessing and blessed.

BNA Parent Information Brochures

The following brochures are also available in Spanish and in general distribution versions without any mention of Catholic teaching.  To request these, please email Bridget Mora.

 

Prenatal Screening ...

Information on prenatal screeding options.

 

 

Prenatal Diagnosis ...

How abortion has become part of routine obstetric care...

 

 

Perinatal Hospice Informed Consent ...

If you have been given a prenatal diagnosis, abortion isn't your only option...