Monday, 5 June 2017

Current Consultations on National Antenatal Guidelines


The Department of Health is currently conducting consultations on the National Antenatal Guidelines. These guidelines include recommendations around prenatal screening and information provided to women about Down syndrome during their pregnancy.

Down Syndrome Australia believes that prenatal screening must be accompanied by appropriate information to support families in making informed decisions – both about the screening and how to respond to the results.

Currently many families do not get the information and support they need to make informed decisions.

Down Syndrome Australia will be developing a submission to the new Guidelines and would welcome any input to our submission by email (info@downsyndrome.org.au) before 15 June.

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