A prenatal diagnosis of an anomaly can be difficult for many women to process. You may have lots of different questions, emotions and fears during this uncertain time. Your screening midwife will be able to advise you of the different options available to you. There are also pregnancy centres working across the country that offer support to women and their partners when difficult decisions are being considered in pregnancy.
PASS offer a Q&A service, where we facilitate conversations between expectant parents and advocate families (relatives of individuals with Down's Syndrome). These meetings can give expectant parents the opportunity to ask difficult questions, to hear about others' experiences, and to understand something of the challenges and the joys of parenting someone with Down's Syndrome. We also have a range of information available on our website equipping and supporting parents to make fully informed choices about the future.
If you would like to know more about this service please reach out to us.
UPDATE - We are having to run a somewhat limited service due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our phone line and email remain open for information and signposting, however at this time we are unable to offer our Q & A service with advocate families.