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Coping with a Diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome

So your OBGYN advises you to get an amniocentesis. And the results suggest your unborn child might have Down’s Syndrome. What now? Many doctors will ask you if you want to terminate the pregnancy. This adds up to be a huge emotional task to manage. Not only might you be reeling from your unborn child’s diagnosis, but now you need to consider whether you want to continue your pregnancy. This brings up a host of moral and emotional questions. It might help to ask your doctor or social worker for a referral to a Down’s Syndrome support group so that you can find out more first hand information from other parents who have tread the same path. Yahoo Health brings you valuable information from Healthwise.

Posted: 1/18/08