So it’s actually happened, your doctor’s diagnosis is for a Down syndrome baby
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For so long, you looked forward to that perfect baby who you could share your life with. During your pregnancy, you spent an endless amount of time looking at baby clothes, baby furniture and dreaming about what your child’s life would be like. But then you are told that your baby has Down syndrome. What do you do now? What does this mean?
But trying to deny these feelings, or getting mad at yourself for having them, will get you nowhere. You need to just have the feelings and try to process them as best you can as they come along. You may be full of conflicting emotions for a while, but eventually things will calm down, and you will gain a sense of clarity. You need to give yourself some time to grieve.
A study done at Kansas State University showed that while the majority of parents whose baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome had these feelings, they usually turned to positive feelings of resilience and joy not long after.
“The majority said it was very devastating, and went through periods of depression, grief, mourning and shock, and felt scared, angry, disappointed or helpless,” Briana Nelson Goff, associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Human Ecology and a professor of family studies and human services at Kansas State, said in a university news release.