This book offers support and accurate, reliable information to the new parents of a baby with Down syndrome. The book covers topics like breastfeeding, adjusting to a diagnosis, preparing siblings, understanding medical issues, preparing for the future, and, most importantly, it shares diverse stories about the daily lives of families whose children have Down syndrome at different ages.
“Raising a child with Down syndrome is a journey, one filled with many joys and thrills, despite some occasional challenges. This must-have book helps new parents take confident first steps based on accurate and up-to-date information.” — Dr. Brian Skotko, Co-Director, Down Syndrome Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Welcoming a Newborn with Down Syndrome: A New Parent's Guide [Second Edition] is available online for free. You can also purchase printed copies from our bookstore. Please share a link to downsyndromepregnancy.org so that others can access our resources, but do not upload the books to your own website.
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