The Truth

The Truth Special Needs Jungle As my first post coincides with Down Syndrome Awareness Month in the USA and as a Mum to a little girl with the condition, I thought I might focus on what Down’s syndrome isn’t. And is.

Posters and leaflets dispelling common myths and setting out facts about Down’s syndrome are often created wonderfully by charities to distribute to new families. So rather than reinventing the wheel, I thought I’d highlight a few quotes that have been said to me over the years, think about the subtext behind them and use them as a springboard for explanation of the realities.

“It’s your old eggs you know.” (Myth: Babies with DS are born to older mothers)

The likelihood of having a baby with Down’s Syndrome increases with age, but more babies are born with the condition to mothers under 35 simply because more babies are born to that group of women.

I know 2 wonderful mothers who had their children with DS in their teens and Down’s Syndrome occurs in all cutlures, races and social groups.

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