Sometimes babies with Down syndrome are identified during pregnancy as a result of pre-natal tests. In the majority of cases, the presence of Down syndrome is identified soon after birth from the baby’s clinical features and confirmed with a blood test.
You may have just learned that the baby you are expecting will have Down syndrome. Now you are waiting for your baby to be born, waiting to see what changes that birth will bring and wondering what to expect. The waiting and anticipation can be difficult to go through. However information and support is available.