For New Parents : Being Pregnant

being_pregnantIf you are about to have, or are currently undertaking, pre-natal tests take a look at the NHS Booklet  Screening Tests for you and your baby . We believe that it is important you understand about the tests you are taking, what they can tell you and what choices you may have to make. We know that this may be a difficult time for you. Gather the information you need, our section About Down’s Syndrome may be useful. Give yourself time to make decisions that feel right to you.

We encourage you to ring and ask any question about Down’s syndrome, big or small, on our Helpline on 0333 1212 300 . We can provide you with factual and up to date information.  However if it is out of hours we have prepared the answers to the most frequently asked pre-natal questions for you to read (pdf version available here)

Pre-natal Diagnosis


If you are at the stage where you have received a pre-natal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome, and you are thinking about whether or not to carry on with your pregnancy, take a look at our publication Continuing Pregnancy with a Diagnosis of Down’s syndrome – A Guide for Parents.

Information at diagnosis


We hope the person who gave you your baby’s diagnosis was well informed about Down’s syndrome. You may like to share information about the DSA’s Tell It Right campaign with your health care provider.

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