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NON INVASIVE SCREENING TESTS FOR DOWN'S SYNDROM, TRISOMY 18 AND OPEN SPINA BIFIDA by Sharon LaMothe Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:20am      So now you are a surrogate mother/carrier in every since of the word because you are finally pregnant for your Intended Parents! Perhaps donor eggs were used or the eggs directly from your Intended Mother. At times like these most Intended Parents want some testing done for birth defects. Because these IP's have been so careful in the past ... Read on »
Ups and Downs by Brandy W. Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Mar 2010 3:48pm Good news: I tested negative for the BRCA-1 and -2 genetic mutations, which nixes my increased risk of ovarian cancer. However, a variant did show up on the results, but it's apparently one with a database so it's being tracked in other patients as well. Now the other news. We met with the OB/GYN last week for our monthly check-up. She sa ... Read on »
Down Syndrome May Be Treatable in the Womb by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Dec 2008 10:12am Parents and siblings of children with Down’s Syndrome are amazing people, as are the children themselves.  Often times, the family members learn so much from the child with Down’s, but it is definitely a challenge I can only imagine.  As a pregnant mother, I refused all testing that would have revealed if I had a child with Down’s, as I would lik ... Read on »
Day 25 - Trisomy 21 - The History of Down Syndrome by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:30pm px;border:none;"> A Brief History The formal story began in 1866, when a physician named John Langdon Down published an essay in England in which he described a set of children with common features who were distinct from other children with mental retardation. Down was superintendent of an asylum for children with mental retardation i ... Read on »
Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month! by Carrie R. Posted Wed 11 Nov 2009 10:04pm October is Down Syndrome Awareness month! This month is also special to me because one year ago this month (on Oct. 29) I got the phone call from my midwife's office telling me that the results of my Quad screen were in and I had raised AFP levels which could indicate my baby had Down syndrome. The idea of having a child with Down syndrome had neve ... Read on »
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Receiving the News by Lisa Patient Expert Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 12:00am October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Unfortunately, I couldn't commit to taking part in the 31 for 21 Blog Challenge this year (boo!), but there are a few topics near and dear to me that I would like to write about during this month. A question that's been posed to me over and over since Finn was born is "Did you know he had Down syndro ... Read on »
Have abortions of babies with Down syndrome gone down? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Fri 10 Dec 2010 10:55am Christmas has just come early for me. This is what I have been working on for four years since I became a freelance writer in earnest; to lower the abortion rate (and raise the birth rate) of children with Down syndrome. This article seems to confirm my dearest hopes; to save our precious children from death. The study indicates th ... Read on »
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Real Life With a Child With Down Syndrome by Lisa Patient Expert Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 12:00am As Down Syndrome Awareness Month wraps up, I'd like to share some with final thoughts. A little over two years ago, my son was born with Down syndrome. In the early days and weeks, I was overcome with grief and fear, and even anger. I had already paid my dues in life; what did I do to deserve having a child with a lifelong diagnosis? It fe ... Read on »
Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Breast Feeding a Baby With Down Syndrome by Lisa Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 Oct 2010 12:00am DISCLAIMER: I do have a decidedly pro-breast feeding bent. However, this post is not intended to judge or criticize anyone who chooses not to, or who for whatever reason can't, breast feed. My intention is only to share my own experience in the hope of correcting some misconceptions and giving hope and encouragement to any new moms out there ... Read on »
Down Syndrome Daily: NEISD to pilot Down syndrome reading program by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Sep 2012 12:04pm Down Syndrome Daily: NEISD to pilot Down syndrome reading program :This program, designed by Sue Buckley of Downs Ed International in Great Britain is the first of its kind designed specifically for children with Down syndrome. The same reading program will be discussed at a two day conference in Burlington, Massachusetts this November 30 thr ... Read on »