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Birth Defects
by Kimberly Allen, RN There are literally thousands of different birth defects that can occur in any baby and because of the diversity of the defects, some more common than others, many don’t realize just how common birth defects are.  The truth is, according to the CDC 1 out... Read more
Caring for a child with Down Syndrome

A friend once told me that for her the only thing that was scarier than having a child with down syndrome was knowing she was going to have a child with down syndrome and waiting fir her to arrive. Then she explained that the reason she wasn’t as afraid when her baby was born was because she had used the ‘waiting time’ to educate herself and her family on down syndrome…

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Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

Medical June 15, 2012

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder also called trisomy 21. It occurs in approximately 1 out of every 800 births and is the most common cause of cognitive impairment. Down Syndrome occurs in both males and females as well as all ethnic groups.
We all receive 23 chromosomes from each parent at conception…

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