Our book has a chapter addressing the emotional impact of diagnosis, and for most expectant parents this is an emotionally volatile time. However, many expectant parents progress forward to the extent that they are excitedly anticipating the birth of their baby. Sometimes there are parents whose difficult days were few or barely there, and others who have left those days behind.
Have you or did you reclaim the joy of pregnancy? Are your loved ones or acquaintances puzzled by your enthusiasm? If you were a parent whose tough days were very few, share with those of our parents who are feeling happier than they expected. Even if your feelings are (or were) happy one day and sad the next, tell us what makes you happy, hopeful, and excited.Tags: down syndrome, down syndrome pregnancy, downsyndromepregnancy.org, emotional impact of diagnosis