When Audrey was pregnant for the first time, she asked a doctor about genetic testing; he told her it wasn’t necessary. But after giving birth to her second son, she learned that she’d passed a rare version of muscular dystrophy down to both her children. Now, she’s wracked with intense feelings of guilt, and trying to figure out how to be the best mother she can to two kids with special needs.
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Motherhood Sessions is a production of Gimlet and Spotify. It’s produced by Peter Bresnan. Our editors are Devon Taylor and Nazanin Rafsanjani. Music and mixing by Emma Munger.
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