New & Expectant Parents

First and foremost, congratulations on the news of your baby.

Having a baby is an exciting but also a tiring time for new parents. When you are told that your newborn baby has Down syndrome it is quite natural to experience a wide range of differing emotions.

It is very common for parents of a new baby who has Down syndrome to experience a number of emotions at any given time, particularly during the first few weeks and months. It is important to know that  these feelings are totally natural and experienced by many parents.
There is no right or wrong way for a parent to react after discovering that their child has Down syndrome.
Please don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give us a call – even if you don’t know what to say or what you are looking for.

Support Parents

Many new parents find it helpful to chat with another parent who might have some idea of what you are going through. Our Support Parents, are at hand and would be delighted to chat with new parents. We have a team of parents, so both moms and dads are available to chat.

If you would like to have a chat with one of our support parents about becoming a parent of a baby with Down syndrome please contact our main reception on (021) 491 5616 or email

Please click here if you would like to read our brochure for new and expectant parents.

We also recommend that you watch the below video