A decision to share the news can be a difficult one for some expectant parents. Some tell without a plan, while others craft their message. Did you decide to tell loved ones? How did you share the news? When did you tell, and what did you say? What the reaction positive? What do you wish you had done differently? If you have a group e-mail, please share it with other expectant moms. DownSyndromePregnancy.org has a sample e-mail for you to copy and edit to suit your circumstances and personal reflections.
Update: We also have a booklet for your loved ones. You can download if for free or order a copy from Woodbine House.
Purchase a paper copy here: http://woodbinehouse.com/diagnosis_to_delivery.asp
(This post originally appeared on October 1, 2010. It is worth a revisit for our newer readers, especially with the update.)Tags: down syndrome, down syndrome pregnancy, emotional impact of diagnosis, sharing the news, telling my family