NEW & EXPECTANT PARENTS
Congratulations on the birth, or expected birth, of your baby! Now is the time to begin learning all you can about Down syndrome and this section is a great place to start!
Congratulations on the birth, or expected birth, of your baby! You probably have many questions, concerns and fears right now. That’s okay. The most important thing to keep in mind is that a Down syndrome diagnosis is not as “life changing” as the fact that you have a new baby. And in most ways, your … Read more
Prenatal Testing & Diagnosis There are two types of tests for Down syndrome that can be performed before your baby is born: screening tests and diagnostic tests. PRENATAL SCREENINGS Prenatal screenings estimate the chance of the fetus having Down syndrome. These tests do not tell you for sure whether your fetus has Down syndrome; they … Read more
One of the main questions on the minds of many new and expectant parents is, “Will my baby be healthy?” It is important to note that many babies with Down syndrome are born without any health problems. However, it is true that newborns with Down syndrome are at a higher risk for certain complications. While … Read more
Is What I’m Feeling Normal? Learning that your baby has Down syndrome is not an easy thing for anyone to face, and right now you may be experiencing a roller coaster of emotions. While everyone handles the diagnosis in their own way, certain reactions are common in new or expectant parents of a child with … Read more