Team Joey

The people that helped and supported us and made Josephine’s birth possible were –

Anencephaly.info website – all the information one needs to find out about Anencephaly. If every doctor read through this website, the world would be a better place.
Anencephaly.info Facebook Group – purely for those carrying to term.

Dr. Anne Nolte and all of the amazing team at the Gianna Center

Dr. Elvira Parravicini

Dr. Dorothy Smok

The nurses at New York Presbyterian Hospital

Trappist Caskets – you may donate to the Trappist Caskets Child Casket Fund here

Other resources –

Perinatal hospice and palliative care listing

Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics by Melinda Tankard Reist

Celebrate Life – Archdiocese of Melbourne

Moral principles concerning infants with anencephaly – US Council of Catholic Bishops

Someone Came Before You – we bought this book to read to Francis and any other future children we may be blessed with. It is just the perfect book for when the time comes when Francis starts to ask about Josephine.

Angel in the Waters – this is a beautiful book that I loved to read at times during Josephine’s pregnancy. It is great for any pregnancy.

Purposeful Gift – promoting organ, eye, tissue, and whole body donation among expectant families who have received a terminal diagnosis.

Duke University Anencephaly Study