Pregnant with a downs syndrome baby, partner ashamed

Dianne - posted on 09/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have a 5 year old healthy son from my previous relationship, Im pregnant with my 2nd child with my new partner. Have recently found out im having a downs syndrome baby who i love, adore now. My partner has now told me to terminate the pregnancy as he is embrassed. I love my partner with all my heart . Any advice on what to do as im refusing to termination this pregnancy


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Lady Heather - posted on 09/27/2012




I'm hoping that your partner wouldn't make it a relationship ultimatum! I'm guessing he will find that when the baby arrives he or she will be a welcome addition. I have friends with DS babies and while there are certainly added challenges, their children are much loved and they have no regrets about their decision. My suggestion would be to find a DS parenting support group. Maybe if your partner meets some other parents and families facing the same challenges he will be more open to the possibility of parenting your little one.

Sherri - posted on 09/27/2012




I wish you all the best. I can't be much help here, because if my 4th had downs I 100% would have aborted. With that being said though I give you all the credit in the world.

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