Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13, Trisomy 21, etc.
Looking for advice, understanding, and completely truthful and personal information on prenatal diagnoses of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13, and a whole host of other life-threatening prenatal conditions? Here are two sources for support:
1. Be Not Afraid. (We wrote in January about this site)
2. Prenatal Partners For Life, especially their "Stories" and "Siblings" pages.
From this site, Mary wrote us that
I am blessed to be the mother of a little boy who has Trisomy 18. In response to this experience and dealing with the medical pressure, I have started a support group called Prenatal Partners for Life. The idea is to provide support to parents who receive an adverse diagnosis by connecting then with someone who has had the same or a similar diagnosis.The weirdest part: not three days ago I received an email from someone who just learned her 4-month-in-utero baby was dx'ed with Trisomy 18 and was looking for resources on the web as she was hoping to avoid an abortion against her doctor's pressuring. I'd let her know about the first one, and now the second one too.