Down syndrome: avoiding the awkwardness

2015-11-13 16:38

There seems to be a lot of do's and don'ts when it comes to talking about Down syndrome. But Carin Bevan has only one rule: Don't be scared to ask her about her son.

Thailand passes law to end 'rent-a-womb' tourism

2015-02-24 15:05

Thailand has given preliminary approval for a draft law to make commercial surrogacy a crime.

Woman sues after child is born with Down syndrome

2014-08-28 09:07

The Constitutional Court will hear an application on Thursday for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court ruling against a damages claim by the mother of a Down syndrome child.

How doctors test for Down Syndrome

2014-07-29 18:53

Women over 35 have a higher risk of having a Down's syndrome baby.

Touching tribute for worried future mom

2014-03-19 11:14

Watch these wonderful people share their special message with a panicking mom-to-be.

Free DNA testing for Down syndrome

2013-11-01 10:49

The Foetal Assessment Clinic in Cape Town has become the first pre-natal clinic in South Africa to offer cell-free DNA testing for Down syndrome, using only the mother’s blood.

'Hero' refuses gifts

2013-02-13 11:30

Waiter says ‘no’ to gifts after defending child with Down syndrome.

Nura experiences neurofeedback therapy

2011-05-20 13:48

Rewiring and exercising brainwaves? It’s possible with neurofeedback therapy.

Nura and her pony

2011-03-04 15:10

For this special needs child, befriending a pony has had great results.

Special needs: you can do it!

2009-07-02 13:40

Children with Down syndrome have special needs, but don’t despair. Here are some of the things you can expect.


New test for Down syndrome a 'major advance'

2015-05-19 11:55

A new test that analyses foetal DNA in a pregnant woman's bloodstream is apparently much more effective than other screening methods.

Dad's plea for Down syndrome baby goes viral

2015-02-06 17:57

This father appealed for help after his wife forced him to choose between her or their newborn baby boy.

Calls to stop commercial surrogacy in Thailand

2014-08-06 13:38

A case where a Thai woman who carried twins for an Australian couple was left caring for a baby with Down syndrome has sparked controversy in both countries.

Down's chromosome affects all other chromosomes

2014-04-22 15:22

The additional chromosome that causes Down's syndrome has a knock-on effect on all the 22 other chromosomes, according to a study.

'Hatches' set up in China for unwanted babies

2014-02-04 10:31

In China babies are being secretly dropped off at 'baby safety islands', or 'baby hatches', set up under a scheme aimed at protecting unwanted offspring.

Dog befriends boy with Down syndrome

Dogs truly are special family members! This heartwarming video is too sweet not to watch.

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Dying toddler’s ice cream inspiration

2012-06-22 11:34

A dying toddler inspires banana split parties.

Breastfeeding a baby with special needs

2011-04-11 13:27

Whether feeding or expressing, there are ways to make sure that special needs babies get the benefits of breastfeeding.

The nuchal translucency scan

2010-02-10 13:12

The main objective of the nuchal scan is to assess the risk of Down syndrome, although it does also check foetal anatomy and can detect some abnormalities.

What is Down syndrome?

2009-06-30 11:47

With specific characteristics, and affecting all races and classes, this condition is worth knowing about.

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