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Dear Medical Professional

Many parents have had bad experiences when they learned of their child's diagnosis. DSDN is running a campaign this month with#deardoctorletters. I encourage everyone to go and like their page. (This is the organization that has the amazing rockin mom groups). The following is my letter to medical professionals.

Dear medical professional,
I am writing to share my diagnosis story with you. Each parent has their diagnosis story, the time in which Down syndrome became a part of their family, but I have never really discussed mine. Unlike so many fellow parents, I haven’t written to a doctor about our diagnosis story. Many parents have chosen to write either to thank them for the way in which they shared the diagnosis, or has is often told, families writing and asking their doctors to reexamine the manner in which they share this type of news to other families in the future. The reason I haven’t written before is because my diagnosis story wasn’t much of one and didn’t fit neatly into …