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Gifts : Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives

The Gifts Outreach program provides complimentary copies of Gifts to organizations which serve parents facing a new diagnosis of Down syndrome for their child, either prenatally or postnatally. We believe that the stories in the book provide a vital companionship and support for such parents.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Considering Termination of your baby because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome?

I get a lot of hits on my blog from googling "termination and down syndrome".

I hope you look around and don't just click away. I hope you email me for a copy of the Gifts book, ask questions, research, and call your local Down syndrome association for referrals to talk to a local couple that have walked the walked. Or call me. I will give you my phone number if you email me.

Yes, it's your decision. And I am not going to judge you. Bigdawg and I discussed our options when we became pregnant with Nash at my age of 39, and we decided against prenatal testing. But, again, everyday I thank god we didn't have an amnio. Perhaps we would have run scared too, and then we wouldn't have known then, what we know now.

Instead of being afraid, be informed.


All 4 My Gals said...

I hope so too. Love you!