Archive for July, 2011

New healthcare guidelines (pediatrics)

July 29, 2011 in Future, Health Issues, Medical Provider, News, Resources

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for pediatricians who have patients with Down syndrome. These guidelines are updated from those provided in our pregnancy book, so expectant parents should have a copy of the new guidelines and provide a copy to their pediatrician if he or she does not have them.

You can download a PDF of the new guidelines here: LINK HERE.

Working Moms

July 7, 2011 in Future, Health Issues

Many of our working moms plan on the usual steps of maternity leave and a return to work.  Post-diagnosis, many of them have worries specifically related to how a Down syndrome diagnosis will impact these plans.  Experienced moms, will you share your challenges, successes, or plan changes concerning employment?  Did you return to work as planned, or alter your plans?  How did health challenges impact your plans?  What child care arrangements do you have? Do you have any advice for our moms?

(originally posted November of 2010)

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