As you prepare for the birth of your baby, you may have heard some personal stories of moms who experienced some awkwardness in the delivery room or later in the hospital. It may be helpful to tell your doctor what kinds of statements make you comfortable or uncomfortable, with suggestions as to how to talk to you after your baby is born. Ask your doctor to share it in advance with the L & D staff, and bring a few copies with you just in case. Experienced moms, did you write letters to your doctors? Expectant moms, would you like to share a draft of your letter and receive some advice?
DownSyndromePregnancy.org has a sample letter from one expectant parent who combined her concerns for the pregnancy, her questions about care and delivery, and her requests for appropriate language into one letter to her doctor. You may chose to address questions or concerns orally, or write down your thoughts. Your desires and concerns may differ drastically from our sample.down syndrome, down syndrome pregnancy, downsyndromepregnancy.org, health care provider