Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis is for expectant parents immediately after receiving a confirmed prenatal diagnosis or results indicating high chances for Down syndrome. This booklet offers basic information about Down syndrome; potential medical complications; resources about Down syndrome; prenatal screening and testing information; available health and social services; family outcomes; and authentic photography. This booklet has been reviewed by representatives of national medical and Down syndrome organizations and is included in the guidelines for delivering test results from the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Genetics and Genomics.
“When expectant parents across the country receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, they consistently deserve to receive accurate and up-to-date information about the condition,” says Dr. Brian Skotko, physician in the Down Syndrome Program at Children’s Hospital Boston. “Finally, we have that information through the booklets created by Lettercase. I hope that all expectant parents with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome receive this information.”