For Rita and Peter Trosackâ€™s case, a support group that includes parents who have children suffering from Tay-Sachs would be important in helping them to deal with the feelings of denial, guilt, and anger especially now that they have decided to proceed with the pregnancy because of their religious and personal convictions. Support groups for Tay-Sachs will provide much-needed support to the two parents so that they can be able to accept the situation and also know how to deal with their child once he/she is born.
Parents with children suffering from Tay-Sachs are the best placed to provide guidance and support on how to manage the symptoms of the disease. Rita and Peter should therefore join a support group to enable them to prepare for the birth of their child. The pregnancy information that Dr. Zimmerly should provide the Trosackâ€™s with includes the management of the pregnancy during the remaining months, what to expect during the pregnancy, how to prepare for the birth of their child, what nutritional foods Rita needs to eat as well as medication to manage the health of the child as well as birthing techniques that will minimize any further deterioration of the childâ€™s health.