Beyond the Loss Podcast

Episode #18 – Real Talk about Termination For Medical Reasons (T.F.M.R)

This week, Aditi and Danyelle sit down with certified bereavement and fertility doula, Hadeer El Hindawi, to discuss her own journey through loss. In December 2019, at Hadeer’s 20 week ultrasound, her son was given a terminal diagnosis, Anencephaly. She had to make the gut-wrenching decision of whether to continue or terminate the pregnancy the next day. She chose the latter and what followed were the worst hours of her life. Hadeer shares more about her experience and how she has navigated this difficult journey.

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