Day 10: It is estimated that between 60% and 90% of pregnancies with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome end in abortion in the U.S. In other countries, it has been found to be as high as 99%.
Too frequently outdated information, misinformation, or no information is being provided to parents at an incredibly vulnerable time.
It's really scary to hear your child has Down syndrome, I get it. I'd venture to guess that almost no one is thrilled to hear that news. All I can say is that it is impossible to understand how much you will love your child before you know them. Raising L and getting to know her has proven wrong all of my preconceived ideas of what life with her would be like, of what she would be like, of how I would feel about her, and it has changed me so much for the better that it's impossible for me to explain. She has opened my eyes to what is truly important in life.