Welcome. You are not alone. We are here for you.

We understand how difficult it can be to hear this unexpected news. We are a safe place for you to turn to with your questions. We invite you to connect with our trained parent mentors to share your feelings with people who have been in your shoes. We care and we will not judge your thoughts and feelings.

There is no right or wrong way to react to a prenatal diagnosis. We all have unique life situations and come from different backgrounds. You may have a range of emotions. You may feel confused, sad, or overwhelmed. Please know that these emotions are perfectly normal. We offer you the opportunity to speak with experienced parents who can answer your questions and provide a realistic picture of raising a child with Down syndrome. We will answer your questions honestly and do our best to describe the joys and challenges we have experienced in our own personal journeys.

If you would like to connect with a First Call parent who also received a suspected or confirmed prenatal diagnosis, please email firstcall@mdsc.org or call 800-664-MDSC (6372) or call 781-221-0024, ext. 206.



Down Syndrome Programs

As an expectant parent of a child with Down syndrome, there may be no better place to live than Massachusetts. With world-renowned medical and research facilities, Massachusetts boasts a wealth of resources in the world of Down syndrome. 

Our three Down Syndrome Programs all offer private visits with prenatal families.