Down syndrome online life

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Much of the connection and communication in the Down syndrome community happens online. This in my view is both a blessing and at times a burden. The benefits are abundant, the opportunity to ask questions, be informed, form bonds with other…

Why the world needs people with Down syndrome

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My neighbour rang me yesterday, to ask if I would sign for some medical oxygen she was having delivered for her home birth. Sure I said, no problem.  Little did I know that the encounter with the “gas man” was going to be an experience…

Sobbing on the bathroom floor

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So there I was, a week and a bit before Christmas Day, lying on the bathroom floor sobbing. You may know this kind of gut wrenching sob, where your shoulders heave up and down and hot tears stream, not delicately roll, down your red and swollen…

Empowered women informed choice

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The most pressing topic within the Down syndrome community at the moment, is that of the NIPT (non invasive prenatal test) a new form of early detection screening. The advent of this new test brings with it the possibility of a future devoid…

Why parents are choosing a natural way

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When you received the news that your baby had Down syndrome, you were most likely given a list of health complications that your child may experience, with little guidance as to treatment options, other than regular testing for hearing, eyesight,…