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My Child, My Gift: A Positive Response to Serious Prenatal Diagnosis
September 26, 2007, 10:02 pm
Filed under: Medical/Bioethical Issues


Two days ago we had a post on Blessed Herman, a saintly man who overcame severe physical limitations to accomplish great things. Today, approximately 90% of children who are diagnosed prenatally with disabilities are aborted.

Madeline Nugent has written a book called My Child, My Gift: A Positive Response to Serious Prenatal Diagnosis. It will be published in 2008 by New City Press. This book was written to support women who have or have had a diagnosis for a child who has a disability. Click here to find out more about this book.

Her website also has a DISCUSSION FORUM . This is an interactive forum where you may dialog with others who have experienced or who are experiencing serious prenatal diagnosis.

Here is why Madeline wrote the book:

‘Because Joseph was diagnosed in utero with anencephaly, My Child, My Gift was written. Joseph was born on his due date and lived four days of love in his parents’ arms.’

Joseph is the grandson of JoAnn McOsker, founder of Catholics for Life. When her daughter Maria went for her prenatal ultrasound, doctors diagnosed that Joseph had anencephaly. They gave Maria a book on “deciding what to do.” All but about three of the 119 pages in this book were about terminating a pregnancy.

She told her mother JoAnn that she could not even read the book. JoAnn, knowing that Madeline Nugent was an author, phoned her and asked her to write a book to tell women how to bring their children to birth in the face of an adverse diagnosis. That book is My Child, My Gift: A Positive Response to Serious Prenatal Diagnosis.

This looks to be a great and helpful book that offers guidance and help to women through these nine months and beyond.

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[…] veteran author Madeline Pecora Nugent. For more information on this book you can view our previous post or visit the book’s website. The website not only talks about the book and how to order it but […]

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