Fast forward to 20 weeks. The unknowns of whether or not the test was accurate started to weigh on us, and we had an amniocentesis done. We wanted to be able to prepare ourselves and prepare our families if we needed to. When the fetal DNA tested positive for Trisomy 21, we were able to move forward with preparing for our baby girl. I started to read everything I could about Down Syndrome. I read so many stories about people with Down Syndrome who have gone on to become actors, musicians, athletes, lobbyists, PhD’s, and overall just people who bring joy to those around them.
. When we went to meet the Director of the Down Syndrome program at Boston Children’s, I found out the secretary had already put in a good word about us with the Director, and we felt so taken care of. When we emerged from our appointment at Boston Children’s, we were reassured in knowing that there is a team of doctors, therapists, and specialists ready to help us with our baby as soon as she is born, and will continue to help us through adulthood.