One of the hardest things a parent can ever face is the impossible decision to end a much wanted pregnancy. This often happens when a scan highlights an anomaly and the family are then referred to the fetal medicine team. We understand that, if you are faced with this situation, you will most likely want to ask questions and talk with others who can either give advice or more information. To help with this, we work collaboratively with ARC (ante natal results and choices) a charity specialising in supporting families who find themselves in this position. More details of the charity and their support can be found here http://www.arc-uk.org/. In 2016 SANDS Lothians established the first collaborative support group in the UK to give families the opportunity to talk with others who understand how difficult this path is. This group meets every 3 to 4 months but families are reminded, and encouraged, to attend our other monthly support groups and can access one to one befriending or counselling in between.
Please know you would be made very welcome by others who understand and want to support you. You are not alone at this time.