When a couple tells you they’re having a baby, you never say, “Oh man, I’m so sorry,” right? You’d be pretty lame to do such a thing.
Typically, your typical reaction would be something like:
“Wow! That’s amazing!” or “Oh my gosh, congratulations!”
Because babies are awesome, duh.
But for some reason, when a couple say their baby has Down syndrome, they’re sometimes met with sympathetic glances and words of consolation.
And it’s wrong.
You’re not evil for saying “sorry.” You’ve probably just been caught in an unfamiliar situation. It’s OK.
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So how should you respond?
Any way you want to! Just don’t apologize for it. Every baby is worthy of celebration, so be happy!
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