hi! I wrote a lengthy post before but it disappeared! We have a 3y10m old daughter with DS who we started nutritional therapy TNI at age 4 months. Would have started earlier if I had known about her diagnosis beforehand!
The best resources out there for nutritional therapies are
Do read the Einstein-Syndrome.com articles in the sidebar "Wipers on the Bus go Trap Trap Trap" and "Hole in the Bucket" for a basic biochemical intro to the WHY and correctible cycle problems with our kids!
The first four supplements to prepare for after the birth are DHA, probiotics, Vitamin D drops and Nutrivene-D. OThers can come later.
I had a home birth, but did not have a prenatal DX. If I knew what I knew now about heart problems, oxygenation issues (from the flap in the heart sometimes not fully closing after the birth) and screenings for life threatening issues like Hirschprung's I would've birthed in a hospital. So, long story short, you want a good labor and experience for yourselfl (hire a doula?) and I am a big natural birth advocate, BUT you also need a hospital with a good NICU. Not all babies with DS have problems (ours had no major problems, but did have an oxygenation issue and "mystery infection" requiring 4 days of inpatient, starting at 8 hours old) but I hate to say, you are no longer low risk. I mean, YOU are low risk, but your baby is actually medium-high risk.
Please send me your email address, to lioracc at yahoo dot com and I can send you 3 breastfeeding resources for babies with DS too! All the best to you, see you on those awesome lists I hope! I learned so so much from them. BTW our daughter is on 14 supplements currently, and singing, learning new songs, great memory, and SPEAKS. She is language delayed but she speaks 300 words. More if you count what she will copy.
OH do join groups.yahoo.com/group/COMMUNICATING
It is Dr. James Macdonald's list, he is a researcher and clinician working with late talking children for like 40 years. His list, and his book, and especially his DVD changed our lives! Just join, and read, and look out for posts from Dr. Jim. Get the book and Shortcuts DVD if you possibly can afford it!