It is so important that medical professionals choose their words carefully, as they have the power in their hands to shape a families future. Their reactions and attitude are literally what stands between a family choosing to end a pregnancy or take that journey. "I'm so sorry but we have detected that your baby … Continue reading Medical Professionals – Words Matter
When I first started to write this, the plan was to write about 10 positives that Down syndrome has bought to my life and 10 negatives. I wanted to be honest, show both sides of the story and not be quite so ‘everything is rosy’. But I really struggled to come up with 10 negative … Continue reading The Things down syndrome has brought to our lives, and the things it hasn’t.
When you are a parent, worrying pretty much comes with the territory. We all do it; it’s just part of the job. When you are the parent of a child with special needs, this worrying intensifies a thousand times over, because everything you’ve taken for granted for your typical child no longer applies. … Continue reading The Hardest Part of Down Syndrome is the Assumptions.