If you’re a new parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome (including prenatally) you probably have a lot of questions. Before we get to those, let me first offer you a huge congratulations! I hope you’ve taken time to rejoice in your new addition.
If you are anything like I was when our son was born you are probably going “google crazy” trying to find some information to help you understand what Down syndrome is all about. You probably have a list of questions that’s growing every day. Questions like: possible medical concerns, blood tests, labs, acronyms, speech, eating, things you should ask your pediatrician, schools, day care, and a host of other things.
First of all take a deep breath….you can do this! (And we want to help you.)
2 Problems New Parents Face When Trying To Find Information About Down Syndrome Online
- It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the sheer amount of information available for online.
- There is no way to verify the accuracy of most of the information that is available online.
How This New Parent Guide Solves Those Problems
I understand how frustrating the above two issues can be which is why my wife and I are excited to make available the New Parent’s Guide To Down Syndrome. he goal of this new parent guide is solve the two issues I mentioned above, here’s how:
- All of the information is one place, easy to access and forward to friends,and family (who will also be interested in learning about your new adventure.)
- The information in this guide has been written by a Medical Doctor (pediatrician), my wife who is currently doing a great job of raising our son who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. (I don’t know of any other “Doctor Mom” who is writing and sharing resources like this for free online. If you do, please be sure to let us know!)
The New Parent’s Guide To Down Syndrome will be done as a series on this site. Below you will find a list of the topics, and the order they will be posted. This list will grow as new topics are added. Please be sure to contact us if there is a topic you think would be helpful to include in this new parent guide. We hope you will share this on Facebook, send it to your friends, and most of al we hope you find it useful. We value your feedback, so please be sure to leave a comment below to let us know what you liked about this new parent guide, what you didn’t like, and how we can make it better!
We are honored to be on this exciting journey with you, and look forward to helping and encouraging you any way we can!
New Parent’s Guide To Down Syndrome
- Did I Cause My Child To Be Born With Down Syndrome?
- What Is Down Syndrome?
- Top Four Medical Concerns For A Baby Born With Down Syndrome.
- Important Medical Labs Your Baby Born With Down Syndrome Will Have In The Hospital, And What They Mean
- Five Physical Characteristics Of Children Born With Down Syndrome
- Top Resources For New And Expecting Parents Of A Child Born With Down Syndrome
- Down Syndrome And Development: An Introduction
- Three Challenges I Faced As A New Mommy Of A Child Born With Down Syndrome During The Frist Month.
- How To Choose The Best Pediatrician For Your Child Born With Down Syndrome.
- My Baby Was Born With Down Syndrome : Helpful Ways To Tell Your Friends
- Four Areas You Will Need To Have Organized, And How To do It.
- A Free Downloadable Checklist For Your First Few Weeks Of Caring For A Baby Born With Down Syndrome
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We are very excited about making this New Parent’s guide to Down Syndrome available, and hope you are to!