Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder that occurs in roughly 1 out of every 700 births in which the child is born with 47 chromosomes instead of 46. Babies born with down syndrome are sometimes more susceptible to health problems. Learn about how to raise a baby with down syndrome, and some common health problems to be aware of.

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Caterina Scorsone Says Daughter's Down Syndrome Diagnosis 'Shifted My Perspective on Motherhood'
After welcoming daughter Paloma, now 2, Caterina Scorsone discovered a new way of thinking about motherhood — and the concept of love in general.
Caterina Scorsone Supports Down Syndrome Awareness Month with Photos of Daughter Paloma Michaela
The actress shared several photos of her daughter on Tuesday to support the initiative while also celebrating her almost 2-year-old daughter's "beautiful" differences.
How I Shared My Child's Down Syndrome Diagnosis and Found My Village
After a mom learns her newborn daughter has Down syndrome, she shares the news with friends and family and discovers a supportive and inspiring village ready to follow along on their family's journey into the world of special needs.
The Heartbreaking Story Behind These Beautiful Baby Photos
Photographer Mary Huszcza captured beautiful images of a family who, sadly, may not have much time to cherish their newborn. 
Down Syndrome Tests During Pregnancy: Everything Parents Need to Know
Some parents opt for prenatal screenings or diagnostic tests to understand their baby's risk of Down syndrome. Here's what to know about the different types of Down syndrome tests and their effectiveness.

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