Prevention from Down Syndrome

There is no way in which you could be successful at preventing down syndrome per se. However, if you do fall in the high risk category and are aware of the fact that your child may be born with down syndrome you could prepare yourself to cater to the special needs of your child.

Firstly, it is important that you find a doctor who is trained to deal with the condition itself. Also finding a good therapist will help you initially and your child as well in the later stages. Secondly, the more information and facts you are able to gather with regard to down syndrome, the more you will be able to understand. This is easier said than done, but it surely will benefit you somewhere or the other. Lastly, you and your child could, in fact, should join a support group as it forms a support system and you realize that you are not alone.

Frequently asked questions
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