Prenatal diagnosis research

Stephanie has dedicated her life to the support of women after a poor prenatal diagnosis and the research on this topic. She has finished her PhD on the impact of psychosocial support on women’s wellbeing after a poor prenatal diagnosis. As a mother who found out her own baby had a fatal prenatal condition before birth, she is passionate about this topic and an active researcher and academic.

She runs a support group (PDS AUSTRALIA) for families who have or are expecting babies with a poor or long term prognosis. The support group offers email support, access to resources and information, others’ stories and journals as well as a discussion board and chat room.

Visit the prenatal diagnosis support group here


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Azri, S. (2011)
Supporting women after a prenatal diagnosis.
Soundeffects. Vol 4, pp 10-12.

Azri, S, Larmar, S, Cartmel, J. (2013)
The role of Social Workers in Prenatal Diagnosis issues in Australia.
Australian Social Work. Volume 67, Issue 4. pp348-362

Azri, S, Cartmel, J, Larmar, S. (2013)
A review of the Healthy Mindsets for Super Kids Program.
Australian Journal of Guidance Counselling. Volume 24, Issue 1. Pp 121-131.

Azri, S, Larmar, S, Cartmel, J  (2015)
Not willing, Not prepared…Not capable?
Currently under review
link coming soon

Azri, S (2015).
Prenatal diagnosis and psychosocial support:
A study about the impact of psychosocial support on women’s wellbeing following an adverse prenatal diagnosis. Unpublished thesis. Griffith University. Brisbane, Australia.
link coming soon