New & Expecting Parents

TN Department of Health information on Down Syndrome

Tennessee Department of Health website with current information about Down syndrome for both medical providers and families. Information, reources, and Links are available along with advocacy groups across the state of Tennessee.

Welcome Letter From Alecia

Read a letter from Alecia welcoming new parents to the Down syndrome community and the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT).

An Extraordinary Life

A guidebook specifically written for new and expectant mothers who live in Middle Tennessee and have received a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

Una vida extraordinaria

Una guía para nuevos padres y padres que esperan tener un bebé

Letter from Parent, Sheila

Read a letter from Sheila Moore, parent of an adult with Down syndrome and previous Executive Director of DSAMT. 

Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome

Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide for Mothers and Medical Professionals, the new book by Julia’s Way, a 501C3 non-profit organization, includes information on everything from preparing to breastfeed, breastfeeding after heart surgery, getting to the breast after tube feedings, and much more.

If you are a new or expectant parent, you will find everything you need to know to successfully breastfeed your baby with Down syndrome, including dozens of mothers’ stories to help reassure you that babies with Down syndrome CAN breastfeed.

Coloring Book - Extraordinary Friends

 A book to help children understand Down syndrome and have fun at the same time.

Diagnosis to Delivery

A Pregnant Mother’s Guide to Down Syndrome by Down Syndrome Pregnancy. 

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network provides resources and education about Down Syndrome, and connects you to other parents who have been in your shoes.