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New Baby Diagnosed with Down Syndrome--What Do I Say? by Lisa Patient Expert Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 12:00am Down Syndrome Diagnosis 101, What to Say to Others Does your new baby have Down syndrome?  Have you wondered how to tell others about it?  As parents, it is tough enough to navigate our own feelings when our child is diagnosed with Down syndrome, let alone manage other people's reactions. We've all wrestled with how and when we shoul ... Read on »
New Baby Diagnosed with Down Syndrome--What Do I Say (Part II)? by Lisa Patient Expert Posted Sat 30 Oct 2010 9:00pm Down Syndrome Diagnosis 101, What to Say to Others Does your new baby have Down syndrome?  Have you wondered how to tell others about it?  As parents, it is tough enough to navigate our own feelings when our child is diagnosed with Down syndrome, let alone manage other people's reactions. We've all wrestled with how and when we should re ... Read on »
Prenatal diagnosis targets babies with Down syndrome by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Nov 2010 6:19am from EWTN news The media director of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference, Isidro Catela Marcos, has warned that children with Down syndrome are being targeted for “elimination” through abortion. Due to a rise in prenatal screening, more parents are choosing to abort their unborn children who are diagnosed with the condition. Catela Marcos m ... Read on »
Considering Termination of your baby because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome? by Jan Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Apr 2009 2:53pm I get a lot of hits on my blog from googling "termination and down syndrome". I hope you look around and don't just click away. I hope you email me for a copy of the Gifts book, ask questions, research, and call your local Down syndrome association for referrals to talk to a local couple that have walked the walked. Or call me. I will give y ... Read on »
Why argue about the percentage of unborn babies with Down syndrome aborted? by Leticia V. Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 Jul 2014 4:56pm Down syndrome advocate and mom Amy Truesdell Becker, recently wondered on her blog on Christianity Today why the incorrect statistic that 90% of unborn babies prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted us still used. There are new statistics which claim that 'only' 75% of those babies are aborted when diagnosed prenatally with Down syn ... Read on »
The Down syndrome Glossary by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:30pm px;border:none;"> Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness that is of short duration, rapidly progressive, and in need of urgent care. Alzheimer's disease: See: Alzheimer disease. Analysis: A psychology term for processes used to gain understanding of complex emotional or behav ... 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 »
The Diagnosis and What Having Down syndrome Means by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:27pm As my first "official" post for Get It Down: 31 for 21, I want to talk about the diagnosis. I was lucky when I was pregnant with Aiden. I had a wonderful ob/gyn. She is funny and compassionate. Yes, I said she. I have a belief that if you don't have the same equipment I'm using, then you probably have never gone through what you are about ... Read on »
New Health Care Guidelines for Down Syndrome from the AAP by Qadoshyah Posted Fri 19 Aug 2011 5:12pm The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new health care guidelines for practitioners. I read through the new guidelines, which you can view here , to see what all they included. I thought I'd comment on a few parts of the guidelines. The introduction to the guidelines is These guidelines are designed to assist the pediatrician in ... Read on »
Why Does Termination of Children with Down syndrome Affect us so deeply? by Jan Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:07am 1 Comment Many who contemplate abortion of their prenatally diagnosed child with Down syndrome don't understand why their decision to terminate even remotely has anything to do with us, our families, who have a member with trisomy 21. No, its not that we are all holier than thou moralists that want to push our views upon you. Many of us are pro ... Read on »