The Embryo in the Hallway

Jen Gann learned that she and her husband have genetic mutations that can cause cystic fibrosis after her son was diagnosed with the disease. Her second pregnancy involved a lot more people — and a lot more questions.

Author: Jen Gann
Source: The Cut
Published: Mar 7, 2019
Length: 14 minutes (3,693 words)

Every Parent Wants to Protect Their Child. I Never Got the Chance.

In a heartbreaking reported essay, Jen Gann writes about raising a son who suffers from incurable cystic fibrosis that will likely lead to his early death, the midwife practice that neglected to warn her that she and her husband were carriers, and the likelihood that she and her husband would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy if they had warned her.

Author: Jen Gann
Published: Nov 26, 2017
Length: 19 minutes (4,813 words)