#DiagnosingDs with DSDN 

Join us in March as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and share diagnosis stories from parents.  Watch our social media pages all month long for photos and stories of how some parents heard about their child's diagnosis. Want to join in?  Share your story and tag it #DiagnosingDs #DSDN #WDSD and we might share yours too!

 

Think about:

  • What is something your Doctor told you during the diagnosis that turned out NOT to be true?

  •  What is something your Doctor said to you during the diagnosis that was really encouraging?

 

Email us at dsdnsocialmedia@gmail.com with a 1-2 sentence response with a picture of your child. You will also need to sign this Photo Release

“I pictured that one day when Mason went to school he would be in a classroom at the end of a dark hallway with a room full of other children with special needs. My Doctor told me about how her children had peers [with Down syndrome] included in their typical classrooms and they were their friends!” –Sarah, Mason’s Mom #DiagnosingDs#DSDN #WDSD. 

“Our Perinatologist delivered the news after a full day of our Ob/Gyn dodging our calls. He did a great job and gave us general details of the diagnosis. He ended with, "But as you know each child is different." He was right, Kennedy is different, but wonderfully so and we are so in love with her just as she is.”- Chandra, Kennedy’s Mom#DiagnosingDs #DSDN #WDSD 

“I pictured that one day when Mason went to school he would be in a classroom at the end of a dark hallway with a room full of other children with special needs. My Doctor told me about how her children had peers [with Down syndrome] included in their typical classrooms and they were their friends!” –Sarah, Mason’s Mom #DiagnosingDs#DSDN #WDSD. 

“Our doctor said to us, "From what I have witnessed, you will be amazing parents to these two little boys." She gave us confidence and hope during a time we really weren't sure what to expect.”- Mindy #DiagnosingDs #DSDN #WDSD.

“Our doctor said to us, "From what I have witnessed, you will be amazing parents to these two little boys." She gave us confidence and hope during a time we really weren't sure what to expect.”- Mindy #DiagnosingDs #DSDN #WDSD.

“Our homebirth midwife came to our house and talked with us for hours. She treated my son's birth just like she's treated my two daughters before him—with unwavering support and an emphasis on the joy that lay in our future.”- Jisun, Mom to Caj#DiagnosingDs #DSDN #WDSD.