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Talking to Children

Talking to children

A handbook for supporting children through difficult family times

There are many resources and materials available to use with children about a death in the family which parents may find helpful. However, termination for a fetal anomaly is a very specific and sensitive area, and this leaflet focuses on the special difficulties.
Parents who end a pregnancy because an anomaly is diagnosed in their baby experience a particular kind of grief and loss. The loss rests upon a decision they have taken, which can make this extremely difficult to talk about. Parents often worry a great deal about how, and what, to tell their other children.

Parents have experienced the loss of their baby, but their children can find this especially confusing and difficult to understand. Their partners may feel differently about what has happened, and the questions it raises. This leaflet discusses some of the things they might want to consider.

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