... A mother who knows months before labor date that her child will have Downs, at least has time to prepare mentally. ... (3 replies)
... My beautiful little baby girl who is 6 months old was diagnosed with Trisomy 21 at birth. It was a devestating shock to both my husband and I at the time. When we went to my six week check up understandably I was still kinda numb from the shock. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Ita,
I have a daughter (2.5 years non DS) and a boy (13 months DS), they are wonderful company for each other she is totally devoted to him and he gets so excited to see her!
We plan to get pregnant again hopefully soon. I have anxieties but mainly about the future when we're gone if my DD had two siblings with special needs. I don't know what tests are available to us... (3 replies)
... Hi Klava,
Many thanks for your reply. I totally agree with what you say regarding having 2 children and how good it is for them socially. Thanks for your encouragement and kind words,
Ita (3 replies)
... Have you tried to find online communities for moms (or parents) with Down Syndrome children? Supporting each other and knowing that you are not alone, is very important.
One that comes to mind is cafemom.com- search there for "down syndrome" group. (3 replies)
... Yes it is true that it is close to impossible to carry a pregnancy to term after an ablation. The ablation burns the inside of the uterus thus making a pregnancy difficult. I had an ablation at 45 for heavy bleeding, as an alternative to a hysterectomy. I have had no problems and am thrilled that I had it. ... (3 replies)
... You didnt state how old the mother is. Since the incidence of DS increases with maternal age at delivery, then a 45 year old woman, who has a 1 in 12 chance of having a DS baby, will be 63 when the child is 18. ... (8 replies)
... The only way you can pass ds through family genetics is if you only have 45 chrom. Yes oddly enough if you have one extra you'll be handicap but you can have one less and still be normal. You just increase the ds in your children. ... (70 replies)
... months later, at 43, I gave birth to a another baby girl, healthy in all ways and smart as a whip. ... (70 replies)