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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 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 »
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 »
Another Couple with Down syndrome to Wed- Get it Down 31 for 21: Post 11 by Jan Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:06am Bernadette and Josh to Wed Thursday, 10/11/07 Couple with Down syndrome prepare to wed They expect their love to transcend limitations By CLAUDIA PINTO Staff Writer Doctors referred to Gwenn Resha's baby as a "mongoloid idiot" and advised her to put the infant in a nursery and have another one real quick. ... Read on »
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 »
NHS Breakdown: "Communication Breakdown" Results in Down Syndrome Patient Starving to Death by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Jan 2009 4:59pm I feel like ripping my hair out! How can something like this happen in a civilized country? Martin Ryan, who could not swallow after a stroke, was allowed to lie in a bed and starve to death over a period of 26 days! And surprise, surprise--he had Down syndrome. From the story: Mr Ryan, who had Down's syndrome, died in hospital in Kingston-upo ... 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 »
A Possible Cure for Down's Syndrome? by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm Our blogger, Sue Trinidad, had posted about changes in testing for Down's syndrome before , but another interesting medical news item appeared today about a potential way to treat the cognitive deficits caused by Down's Syndrome: At the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Meeting, investigators reported tha the learning deficits of mice with tr ... Read on »
"I'm so Sorry your Son has Down Syndrome"....... by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:51pm 2 Comments ( If you are looking for the Wordless Wednesday post, scroll down to the previous post ) Over the past little while with Rhett's health issues, I have had the chance to meet alot of people in waiting rooms at the Doctor's office's and just out in public in general. The past few days I have been reflecting on some of these conversation ... Read on »
Change in prenatal Down syndrome screening recommendations by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 12:00pm The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently issued new guidelines regarding prenatal screening. The new recommendation is that all women--regardless of age--be offered prenatal testing for Down syndrome. Until now, more invasive diagnostic testing (amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling, or CVS) was routinely offer ... Read on »