Perinatal Family Supports
The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is honored to be partnering with Perinatal Prana to offer pre- and post-natal supports through a grant provided by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware.
This program is a collaboration of health professionals and support staff from the DSA of DE and Perinatal Prana. This will serve as a pilot program as we monitor impact. We encourage you to become involved if you are currently expecting a baby with Down syndrome or have a child with Down syndrome under the age of 18 months.
Services can include: support calls with a medical professional, a prompt led journal reflection, assessments as needed, ability to participate in an in-person postpartum program of support (virtual options also available)
Families of a child with Down syndrome of any age are encouraged to attend our virtual monthly support calls on the following topics:
- May 8 at 7pm – Navigating Family and Friends
- June 12 at 7pm – Interactions with Medical Providers
- July 10 at 7pm – Delegating and Self-Care
- August 14 at 7pm – Your Child is Not the Diagnosis
- September 11 at 7pm – Mindfulness for New Parents
Share your journey with others to form an understanding of various topic areas. These calls will be led by Perinatal Prana professionals and attended by DSA of DE Outreach Staff. No pressure to share, listening only is accepted.
Due to licensing of our medical professionals, individuals must live in the state of Delaware or be in the state of Delaware during the time of services. If you live outside the state but are willing to travel, we encourage you to participate.
Please contact Susan Blessington, Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com or Ari Avila, Spanish Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.