September 30, 2016

Dear Doctor,

As I sat in the exam room cradling my tiny newborn you asked if we knew the results yet. It had been 5 days since the pediatrician at the hospital delivered his shocking suspicions in a manner that was not the best. The numbness had worn off by then but we...

September 30, 2016

I confess, I’ve had to ponder.

Who to address this letter to.

A letter to her diagnosing Doctor. 

Dear Doctor - was that you?

Was it you, my old GP?

I'll not forget that day.

When I walked into your rooms alone,

‘Death' was all you had to say.

Perhaps it was that obs...

September 30, 2016

Dear Doctor,

It's been over four years since you changed my life completely. And you might not even remember who I am. I was pregnant with my second child, a little boy. I had been referred to you by my obstetrician, because our nuchal translucency screening had come ba...

September 30, 2016


Dear Dr. Craft,

I am writing you this letter as a heartfelt thank you for the support you have given me since the birth of my daughter almost 4 years ago.

When our daughter Ellie was born and we received her diagnosis of Down syndrome, our world was rocked. The way the...

September 30, 2016

Dear Doctor,

You were highly recommended by my friends and coworkers, so when I got my positive pregnancy test one morning in March, I called you right away. I had one healthy baby and three miscarriages, and wanted to be seen right away; you didn't disappoint. I had an...

September 30, 2016

Dear Medical Professionals,
 

I am writing to share my diagnosis story with you. Each parent has their diagnosis story, the time in which Down syndrome became a part of their family, but I have never really discussed mine. Unlike so many fellow parents, I haven’t writte...

September 30, 2016


Dear Geneticist,

When you walked into my hospital room that early morning, I had no idea how long your list of credentials was or how many medical organizations you belonged to. I had no idea that you were the chief of the largest genetics clinic in the country. I didn...

September 30, 2016

Dear Doctor,

I wish I could address you more correctly, but unfortunately I don’t know your name. I don’t think you gave it to me. I also don’t know what type of doctor you were, because I don’t think you told me. To be honest, I’m not even sure you’re a doctor, because...

September 30, 2016


Dear Doctor, 

I don't even know your name. You gave me possibly the most life altering news I have ever received, and yet I've never even met you. You called when Noah was only six days old and still in the NICU. You told me that the results of the karyotype had come...


Dear Labor & Deliver Nurse,

It has been over four years since we heard the words “your daughter is showing signs that she could have Down syndrome”.  Since that time, I’ve heard too many terrible diagnosis stories. I want to take this moment to say thank you for doin...

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