Prenatal guides and resources
Our information guides and fact sheets can help to support expectant parents and inform the process of prenatal testing. All of our guides are available in the Resource Hub.
Prenatal testing for Down syndrome
The Prenatal testing fact sheet contains easy-to-understand, factual and balanced information for people considering prenatal testing or if a test shows that a baby may have or does have Down syndrome.
NIPT fact sheet
NIPT stands for non-invasive prenatal testing. Find out more about NIPT and about prenatal screening in this guide.
Expectant Parent Guide
Our Guide for Expectant Parents provides balanced information about Down syndrome to expectant parents. This resource is also available in other languages.
This website supports health care professionals and enables prospective parents to make informed choices about screening, diagnostic testing and continuing or terminating a pregnancy.
Discussion paper on prenatal screening
This Prenatal Discussion Paper describes a survey conducted by Down Syndrome Australia to understand prenatal screening experiences.
About Down syndrome
Down syndrome is the most common genetic disability. Down syndrome is not an illness or a disease. Find out more about Down syndrome in our fact sheet.
You can find the full range of these and other Prenatal resources in our Resource Hub.
Get in touch with your Down syndrome association
Our associations provide balanced information about Down syndrome, answer any questions, and can connect families with other parents of a child with Down syndrome.
Call our 1300 number 1300 881 935 to connect with your local state or territory Down syndrome association.