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For Expectant & New Parents...

 

Second Edition

Diagnosis to Delivery:

A Pregnant Mother's Guide to Down Syndrome

Nancy McCrea Iannone &

Stephanie Hall Meredith

 

Paperback / 8½" x 11" / 92 pages / $15

 

This book 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.

"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


 




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Del diagnóstico al nacimiento:

Una guía para las mujeres embarazadas de un bebé con síndrome de Down
 

Nancy McCrea Iannone
y Stephanie Hall Meredith


Paperback / 8½" x 11" / 90 pages / $15

 

Este libro contestará las preguntas de embarazo y de nacimiento que usted tiene, dará validez a sus emociones, proveerá consejo, y le dará esperanza para el futuro.

“Con cariño y un conocimiento nacido de la experiencia, los autores sacan a la luz las dificultades de ser padres de un niño con [síndrome de Down] cuando los desafíos parecen muy difíciles y las recompensas quedan todavía por descubrir.”
--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


For Parents of Newborns...

 

Welcoming a Newborn with Down Syndrome: A New Parents' Guide to the First Month

 

Nancy McCrea Iannone &

Stephanie Hall Meredith

 

Paperback / 8½" x 11" / 104 pages / $15

 

This book covers the most common concerns for the parents of newborns first learning about a diagnosis, including 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. Best of all, this book includes gorgeous photography of families with their children and stories about the daily lives of people with Down syndrome from infancy to adulthood.

 

“Raising a child with Down syndrome is a journey, one filled with many joys and thrills, despite some occasional challenges. This must-have book helps new parents take confident first steps based on accurate and up-to-date information.”
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-Dr. Brian Skotko, Co-Director, Down Syndrome Program, Massachusetts Gemeral Hospital


 


 

For Extended Family Members & Friends...

 

Your Loved One Is Having a Baby with Down Syndrome

 

Nancy McCrea Iannone,

Stephanie Hall Meredith, & Amy Geoffroy

With essays by Beverly Beckham &

Herbert D. Hinkle, Esq.

 

Paperback / 8½" x 11" / 32 pages / $8

 

When you learn that someone you love is expecting a baby with Down syndrome, you naturally have concerns and wonder what to say and do. This book will help you through your initial normal reactions of shock and worry and give you the information and perspective you need to welcome a baby with Down syndrome. This book includes beautiful photography of families, an explanation of Down syndrome, and practical advice for giving support to the family.

 

“When a loved one is expecting a child with Down syndrome, this booklet offers accurate information, practical advice, and a realistic yet positive view of the future. An excellent resource.”
--George Estreich, author of The Shape of the Eye

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About Woodbine House

 

Woodbine House is pleased to assist the authors and the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute to bring the Down syndrome community these valuable resources. For a complete selection of Woodbine House titles on Down syndrome, click here. All proceeds will be donated to the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute so that this charitable program can continue to serve expectant parents and their friends and families.

 

 
About the Authors

 

The authors are experienced parents and advocates: Nancy McCrea Iannone is an author, co-founder of DownSyndromePregnancy.org, and instructor at Rutger’s Law School; Stephanie Meredith is the Medical Outreach Director at the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources at the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute; Amy Geoffroy is a co-founder DownSyndromePregnancy.org and the former president of Network21: Supporting Families with Down Syndrome. Together they partnered with a distinguished review team of medical professionals and advocates to produce these publications.

Please be advised that the authors are not medical professionals. All decisions about your care should be fully  discussed with your medical care provider. This book is a resource and not a substitute for good quality medical care and advice.

Diagnosis to Delivery offers support to expectant parents who have received a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis and are moving forward with their pregnancy. The material is not appropriate for women who are still weighing options about their pregnancies. More appropriate resources for women weighing options are their medical providers and "Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis" distributed by Lettercase.org.

 
About the Photographers

 

Images by award-winning photographers Conny Wenk, Matthew Day, and Kelle Hampton, complement the sound advice and support found in these publications. Thanks also to a variety of volunteers who submitted photos to Your Loved One is Having a Baby with Down Syndrome.

 

 

Reviews

 

"Diagnosis to Delivery takes the mystery out of expecting a child with Down syndrome. This book is an essential guide for any mother continuing a pregnancy after receiving a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome."

-Dr. Brian Skotko, physician, Down Syndrome Program, Children's Hospital Boston

 

"Diagnosis to Delivery takes the mystery out of expecting a child with Down syndrome. This book is an essential guide for any mother continuing a pregnancy after receiving a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome."

 

“I am very glad Your Loved One is Having a Baby with Down Syndrome is available as a resource today. Not too long from now you will be celebrating milestones and accomplishments in this child’s life that will put Down syndrome in perspective. Congratulations for taking the first step in creating a more welcoming world for all our children.”

-Pamela Wilson, Children with Special Needs Editor, BellaOnLine