An inexpensive and simple blood test to detect Down syndrome and other birth disorders is currently under research and development. This test could provide an improved alternative to current prenatal tests. (http://www.abilitypath.org/articles/article/hea..
Down syndrome is a genetic variation that affects one out of 800 to 1,000 babies born in the United States. More than 350,000 people live with Down syndrome in the United States. Although all children are unique in their patterns of development, children ..
Every child is unique and develops at his or her own pace. This is especially true of children with Down syndrome whose rate of development is even more variable. Every time you take your child to the pediatrician, the doctor checks to see how your child ..
The pleasure watching a child enjoying a favorite meal or birthday cake is familiar to all. Meals are a time for you to insure your child’s proper nutrition to promote health and development and a time for the whole family to share and connect with each..
Prenatal screening tests give parents information about their risk of having a child with Down syndrome. Expanded alpha-fetoprotein (E-AFP) is a simple blood test done between the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy. It screens for several chromosomal abnorma..