Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Today’s Fact About Down syndrome

Myth: Most children with Down syndrome are born to older parents.

Truth: Most children with Down syndrome are born to women younger than 35 years old simply because younger women have more children. However, the incidence of births of children with Down syndrome increases with the age of the mother.



  1. You are teaching me so much! She is getting so big and is so adorable in pink:)

  2. Alea is so incredibly beautiful. I ohh and ahh when I see her. My best friend Lesley just started following your blog. She was the first person I called after I called my husband back when we were going through our "rough patch" regarding Clara's unknown health. Lesley is a manager in a group home for adults with Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. I credit both her and your blog for helping me to cope with if our baby was diagnosed with Downs or another chromosomal problem. As you know, I could have sworn our baby had Down Syndrome, but ultimately her lymphatic system hadn't kicked into gear and that was the cause for all her medical worries. But from the start I knew I would be making her our child's God Mother, and with her extensive background in having patients with Down Syndrome, she also helped me to not lose hope or lose sight of the bigger picture. She was one of the most supportive friends during this time. Both Lesley and your blog really helped me to keep a positive outlook. But I wanted to tell you a little about her because she really is a special person for the work she does day in and day out.

  3. Wow, I can actually see Chris in her. Can anyone else see that? She is so cute and she is already looking so big...wasn't she just born?