A mother's perspective on Down syndrome and diagnosis
A series of thirteen video clips, relevant to health professionals, featuring Melanie Mora and her family. Mel is mother to three boys - Jamie, Ryan and Ethan. Her middle son Ryan was diagnosed post-birth with Down syndrome.
The first nine video clips feature Mel in an interview, introducing her family and talking about her experience of receiving an unexpected post-birth diagnosis of Down syndrome for her second son Ryan.
The last three video clips feature an edited version of Mel's Paediatric Update presentation,13 April 2011.
Melanie Mora introduces her family
Mel's experience of a post-birth diagnosis of Down syndrome
Mel's suggestions for health professionals delivering unexpected news
Other parents' experiences of receiving an unexpected diagnosis
AcknowledgementVideo links included with the permission of www.kidshealth.org.nz. Kidshealth is a joint Paediatric Society of New Zealand and Starship Foundation website, providing accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents and caregivers.