DSDN Pregnancy Support
Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to the DSDN family!
Looking to connect with other expectant parents?
DSDN knows that discretion can be important in those beginning days of processing a new diagnosis, so we work extra hard to create a private, secure space for parents with a new diagnosis.
We offer an online pregnancy support group for mothers with a confirmed or likely prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome who are choosing to continue their pregnancy. This group serves women with an increased chance of their children having Down syndrome through a positive screen (quad or noninvasive prenatal) or diagnostic test (CVS or amnio), even if you choose not to pursue further testing. It does not show that you are a member of the group on your Facebook account or page and all posts are private.
We also offer a group for dads to connect to other dads that are raising a child with Down syndrome. This group is also private and includes fathers of children of all ages.
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More questions than answers?
If you have received prenatal test results that suggest or confirm Down syndrome, the National First Call Center is here for you – with accurate, up-to-date information and the opportunity to speak confidentially with a parent mentor. The National Prenatal First Call Center is a volunteer group of trained parent mentors available to listen, share, answer questions and provide valuable information, especially for those unsure about continuing a pregnancy.
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) is to ensure that every child born with Down syndrome has the opportunity to grow up in a loving family.
NDSAN was created to offer hope to expectant and birth parents who felt they would not be able to parent their child, and wanted a loving alternative – adoption.