666| Prenatal Critical Heart Defect (CCHD) Diagnosis and Medically Assisted Birth - Amy Porter

666| Prenatal Critical Heart Defect (CCHD) Diagnosis and Medically Assisted Birth - Amy Porter

By Bryn Huntpalmer

The Birth Hour - A Birth Story Podcast

Tuesday, 15 March

Amy Porter describes her fertility and pregnancy journey with her second child as “a delicate balance of luck and chaos.” From the accidental thawing of their donor sperm units before her IUI treatment to the routine ultrasound that discovered their son’s fatal heart defect amidst the global pandemic, Amy’s second journey to parenthood definitely was not what she and her wife imagined it would be.

With the help of a team of medical professionals, the Porter family was able to prepare themselves mentally and emotionally for the birth of a critically ill newborn who would require open-heart surgery within his first few days of life to survive. Listen and learn about just how common of a birth experience this is and what parents can do at their 20-week anatomy scan to advocate for the heart health of their children.

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