Whether your baby is in utero or in your arms, a Down syndrome diagnosis can turn your world upside down.

We’ve been there. We know the grief and the fear and the uncertainty of what may be ahead. We know, too, that it doesn’t matter what we know. When you’re starting down a path that you never thought you would take, you don’t care that others are traveling with you, or that others have traveled it before. At the time, you simply don’t want to be on it.

But we hope you find some solace in this: every feeling is valid. There is no judgment, no shame. And while you may not feel like you are in a good place, you are in the right place, right now.