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Child Life On Call: Parents of children with an illness or medical condition share their stories with a child life specialist


Mar 26, 2019

It’s a moment that many parents on this podcast have talked about. Your at your ultrasound, pregnant with your child, and all of a sudden the mood of the room changes. Either the technician leaves, or a doctor walks in to “take a closer look” … a million questions and thoughts and fears run through your mind.

In today’s episode, you will get to hear from Jade Marie from Portsmouth England. At 16 years old and after being told she could never have children, Jade Marie was shocked to learn that she was 16 weeks pregnant. At at an emergency ultrasound less than 24 hours later, she learned that the baby inside of her had one of the most severe heart defects - she was missing the entire left side of heart. 

In this epsidoe, we will hear Jade Marie describe what the journey with her daughter, Dawn Louise, has been like and what it is like to have a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

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