Diagnosis to Delivery: A Pregnant Mother’s Guide to Down Syndrome by Nancy McCrea Iannone and Stephanie Hall Meredith is specifically written for expectant parents preparing for the birth of a baby with Down syndrome—to answer your pregnancy and birth questions, validate your emotions, provide coping advice, and give you hope for your baby’s and family’s future. The book includes beautiful photography and covers common concerns such as prenatal screening and testing, adjusting to the diagnosis, preparing for breastfeeding, sharing the news with family and friends, preparing your other children, and understanding first year medical issues and development. This book is also recommended in the guidelines by the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
“With warmth and knowledge born of experience, the authors shed light onto the shadowy time when the difficulties of parenting a child with [Down syndrome] loom large, and the rewards have not yet been discovered.”
–Kathryn Lynard Soper
Editor of Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives, Gifts 2, and author of The Year My Son and I Were Born