Down syndrome: A mother's perspective (videos for health professionals)

Down syndrome: A mother's perspective (videos for health professionals)

A series of 6 video clips featuring Melanie Mora and her family. Mel is mother to 3 boys - Jamie, Ryan and Ethan. She talks about her experience of receiving a post-birth diagnosis of Down syndrome for her middle son Ryan.

A series of 6 video clips featuring Melanie Mora and her family. Mel is mother to 3 boys - Jamie, Ryan and Ethan. Her middle son Ryan was diagnosed post-birth with Down syndrome.

The first 3 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 3 video clips feature an edited version of Mel's Paediatric Update presentation at Starship Children's Health, 13 April 2011. 

Introducing Melanie Mora

Melanie Mora introduces her family - husband Richard and their 3 sons, Jamie, Ryan and Ethan. Her second son Ryan was diagnosed post-birth with Down syndrome.

Mel's experience of a post-birth diagnosis of Down syndrome

Mel talks about her experience of receiving an unexpected diagnosis.

The first 24 hours after diagnosis

Mel talks about her feelings and reactions in the first 24 hours after the unexpected diagnosis.

A mother's perspective on Down syndrome and diagnosis

Part 1 of Mel's Paediatric Update presentation, 13 April 2011.

Mel's suggestions for health professionals delivering unexpected news

Part 2 of Mel's Paediatric Update presentation, 13 April 2011.

Other parents' experiences of receiving an unexpected diagnosis 

Part 3 of Mel's Paediatric Update presentation, 13 April 2011.

Acknowledgement

Our thanks to Melanie Mora for so generously sharing her story with us. 

This page last reviewed 03 March 2016.
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