Thank you so much for sharing! Although my daughter is only 10 1/2 months old, as soon as I found out I was having a girl I started worrying about that day! When she was born and we found out she has DS, I started worrying even more. So thank you for bringing up all these wonderful “tips” for mine and my daughter’s future.
I would like to chime in on some of the birth controls talked about too. Before my husband and I got pregnant I was on the Depo-Provera shot, every three months, it was great. I was on it maybe 7 years and let me just throw some warnings out there for Mother’s that are thinking about this route for your SN daughter. (Bare in mind every person is different and responds to medicine different.) It took me almost a whole year before my period stopped completely and the last two years I was on it I started with break through bleeding, never knowing when it was coming, to full periods again like clock work before my husband and I decided it was time to start our family. So, when schedules are important in our SN child’s life, starting to bleed one day out of the blue and never knowing when it will happen again could be very bad for her. Also, after having her we decided on the Mirena, as our BC. Almost a year later I still get my period and it is not on a schedule and more than once it has lasted longer than a week. So food for thought for those Mom’s that have never tried those forms of BC themselves. Where for a typical woman they could be and are some amazing breakthrough forms of BC, for our SN daughters they could cause more anxiety than anticipated.