This booklet has been written for healthcare professionals involved in antenatal, neonatal and postnatal care.
It gives an overview of what Down’s syndrome is, how it can be identified and some examples of people living with Down’s syndrome today. Taking notice of their lived-experience of having Down’s syndrome is imperative if health professionals are to provide new and prospective parents with up to date, balanced and accurate information about Down’s syndrome.
The main focus of this booklet is to provide advice and guidance on telling parents that their unborn or newly born baby has Down’s syndrome. Therefore, any clinical information provided is brief in nature.