During a prenatal visit, my doctor offered the Down Syndrome screening test. I had tons of other blood work to be done, so I decided to have the screening test as well. I never thought it would come back positive. I was hysterical when it did. The next day, my husband and I went to see the doctor. He said based on the blood work, our chance of having a DS baby was 2.2%-my husband and I love to gamble and decided to take the odds.
Louise was born in Pensacola Fl on October 26 1990. I had a normal pregnancy but something told me something wasn't right from about 6 months on. My Husband and I even discussed DS after our 7 months blood check which came back normal. I was in hard labor for 45 minutes. She popped out, screamed and I held up my arms to hold my baby, empty arms. Much to my dismay I protested and wanted to know what was going on. They had to take her to the ICU and put her under a oxygen tent as she was having a hard time breathing.
Our daughter Kaylee was born on December 19, 2005. She is the youngest of our 4 children, younger than the others by more than a decade. We have a 14 year old son and twin daughters who are 12.
Petersfield, Hampshire, England
Myself and my wife Beccy are the proud parents of Amy who is now 4 1/2 years old. Amy was born on 12 May 2002 in Portsmouth, England. Although over 4 years ago the memories of that day are still very vivid. We already had two sons Sam (Now 9), and Jack (now 7). We were both from very male dominated family's, myself being one of four boys, and Beccy's family having had nine boys in total including our two. Therefore we were very much expecting another boy, and when Beccy had to visit the hospital a few weeks before the birth the nurses all but confirmed this.
Staten Island, New York
My Name is Janell, and my 2 year old daughter, Jayme has MDS. We have a 10 yr old daughter and we thought for many years that she would be an only child. When we decided that we would like to have another child, we tried for about 6 months to get pregnant again. Days before my husband was set to deploy to Iraq, we found out that we were going to have another baby!!!! The only bad thing was that Jason would miss the birth.
I knew from the moment I first nursed my Katie that she was different. At her two week checkup I told her pediatrician of my suspicions....and the next checkup and the next checkup and the...well, you get the idea.
West Midlands, England
When you find out you're pregnant for the 3rd time I was shocked because a month before I just gave birth to my daughter I thought nothing else of it. I was gonna love my baby no matter what. My partner wanted me to have an abortion cause it was soon but he soon changed his mind when we went to have my 1st scan (14 weeks ).
On the 28th of December 2005 I gave birth to a lovely little daughter. 3160 g. and 51 cm.
Ahead of her birth we went to the hospital several times for blood test and scannings. Everything seemed to be normal.
When Amber was first born I noticed that something was just not right. She had low muscle tone and did not seem to develop as quickly as her sister Abby did. The doctor's kept assuring us that nothing was wrong and that she was perfectly healthy.
My name is Candi and my child was diagnosed with DS when I was 3 1/2 months pregnant. They said they are 100% sure he has it. I am 20 years old and this is my first child.
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