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The Lucky Few: On March 21st, We Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Today, March 21st, we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! All over the world, those with and without an extra chromosome rejoice the presence of those individuals with three copies of the 21st chromosome. There are parades in the streets and high fives a plenty. Pregnant women wait anxiously for their chromosomal blood test results, grasping […]

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The Elephant in the Birth Room

When you hear the news that your friend/sibling/child is pregnant, there’s a swell of emotions that crests in an explosion of joy, love, and sometimes a watery substance from your eyes. You might picture yourself holding a tiny baby, swaddled in a blanket wearing a hat; or imagine future birthday parties; or think about your […]

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Back-to-Back Babies

In the days leading up to Baby Girl’s first birthday, I found myself overwhelmingly emotional. Yes, I was exhausted from working full-time, chasing after a baby who was turning into a toddler, and being 20 weeks pregnant. But this was more than all of that. This was total saturation of every emotion I had felt […]

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Firing Dr. Google

When you first gaze upon the positive indicator on that pregnancy test, you immediately start thinking about hearing the heartbeat and seeing the sonograms and enduring the excruciating pain of labor  enjoying the wonders of the birth experience. You enlist the support of an outstanding OB-GYN, of course, but in this day and age, anybody who’s […]

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