For New Parents : Being Pregnant

Photo by M Nota on freeimages.comIf 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.

You might also be interested in our fact checking document about non-invasive prenatal testing for Down’s syndrome.

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 you may be interested in our publication Looking Forward to Your Baby

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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