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A new blood test to detect Down’s syndrome in pregnancy by Emanuela .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 8:02pm A test that can detect Down’s syndrome from the blood of pregnant women has raised the prospect of routine screening for the condition for every expectant mother who wants it and should be available in around 5 years. At the moment a test to check for Down’s syndrome is only carried out on women who are at high risk such as being over th ... Read on »
New Down’s Syndrome Test For Pregnant Women by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:28pm Scientists have announced a new blood test that could be used to determine whether an unborn baby has Down’s syndrome. The test has been trialled at Stanford University in the United States and looks for specific chromosome abnormalities by looking at a blood sample. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, has reporte ... Read on »
US groups are in denial over Down’s syndrome testing by WelcometoIllinois Patient Expert Posted Tue 30 Jun 2009 5:47pm I’ll be honest and state that when I first read Leticia Velasquez’s appeal for truth about prenatal testing as it relates to Down’s syndrome I wasn’t entirely sympathetic. I have subsequently changed my mind. “They denied the 90% abortion rate of DS children and that prenatal testing and genetic counseling were done to seek and destroy our ... 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 »
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 »
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: 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 »
Day 24 - Down syndrome, The FAQs by Stephanie B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 6:30pm px;border:none;"> Q: What is Down Syndrome? A: Down syndrome, known commonly (although not always) as Trisomy 21, is a chromosomal disorder that is believed to occur at conception. As the result of and extra, or “copied” chromosome that the developing fetus possesses, the child with Down syndrome is born with a combination of physical ... 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 »