When Your Baby Is Diagnosed With Down Syndrome

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The Support of Support Groups

Some people can enter into support groups or intervention services right away, but others find diving into these services overwhelming. It totally depends on if the mother is still pregnant or if the baby has already been born. This is why I think it's crucial to go through that first step of grieving if you are still having trouble coming to terms that your child has Down syndrome.

Some Extra Advice

The best advice I can give is that right now, you just need to focus on cuddling, kissing, loving your baby just as you would any other baby. Babies with Down syndrome have the exact same needs as any other babies. Remember, they are babies. They are not five years old or 15 years old or 30 years old. The immediate concern is to take care of their infant needs.

And then when the fog has cleared, you must know that you are going to experience the biggest joy of your life.

What are your thoughts on Jennifer's advice? What would you tell a mom who is just finding out her child has Down syndrome?

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