Tag Archives: Down syndrome

Clubfoot: “The best kind of deformity.”

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For 1/2 of my 3rd pregnancy, I was operating under the assumption that my child did not have Down syndrome (incorrect) and did have bilateral clubfoot (correct). My feelings the day of the ultrasound, as I wrote in the diagnosis story, were of grief and fear of the unknown.  I didn’t go crazy doing research because Dr. Google can be… Read more »

Why we’re not suffering

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The following article is based on the definition of “suffer” from Merriam-Webster Online: to become worse because of being badly affected by something. Biologist Richard Dawkins recently caused a commotion with his negative Twitter comments about Down syndrome. In defense of himself, he further explained on his website, “If your morality is based, as mine is, on a desire to… Read more »

My baby’s Down syndrome diagnosis story

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The question I get most often (and if they aren’t asking about it, they’re wondering) is “did you know about the Down syndrome before he was born?” This question doesn’t bother me, but it drives some people crazy because it implies that if we had known, we would/should have “done something” about it. I don’t think that most of the… Read more »