Firstly, let us congratulate you on the birth of your new baby. Remember, your baby is a baby first and foremost, and that the syndrome is very much secondary. Your little baby is as precious and as beautiful as all new babies and has the exact same needs. We think it is extremely important that the fact that your baby has Down syndrome is neither your fault nor that of your partner. The simple answer is, the birth of your baby with Down syndrome is the result of a chromosomal problem.
Upon learning that your baby has Down syndrome most parents react in similar ways.