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If your baby is born with
Down syndrome, you will likely have many questions and
strong emotions. Your doctor can help answer your questions. And he or she can guide you to
appropriate resources to help you manage your feelings and plan for your
child's long-term care needs.
Your doctor will talk to you about various issues during
your baby's scheduled checkups. In addition to talking about health problems, your doctor may talk with you about concerns like:
If you have more concerns about your chance of having another child
with Down syndrome, talk with your doctor or a genetic counselor at this time. You may want to discuss
how the condition may be diagnosed during pregnancy.
July 20, 2011
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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