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What is the probability of having a child with downs syndrome?

What is the probability of having a child with downs syndrome?

Depends on mom's age: A woman's chances of giving birth to a child with down syndrome increase with age because older eggs have a greater risk of improper chromosome division. By age 35, a woman's risk of conceiving a child with down syndrome is 1 in 400. By age 45, the risk is 1 in 35. However, most children with down syndrome are actually born to women under age 35 because younger women have far more babies. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for something to calm a child down who is way too hyper?

Structure: All kids are hyper. They all need to explore, and do things, play, run and get in trouble some how. Depending on the age of the child, keep him occupied, turn the tv off, engage him in different activities where he can run, jump and play. Kids learn when they play. If you have structure, kids know what comes next and they are less fidgety. Set limits and expectations, maybe not so hyper after. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent having a child with downs syndrome?

Are there ways to prevent having a child with downs syndrome?

Yes: Most often, down's syndrome, or trisomy 21, occurs in women over the age of 35 and increases with age. For people at risk, there are definitive diagnostic tests (cvs and amniocentesis) that can confirm or rule out a chromosomal abnormality. Also, most states offer comprehensive screening tests that inform patients whether they are at increased or decreased risk of carrying a down's syndrome baby. ...Read more

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How do you calm down a child who has adhd?

Consistency: There are lots of non-medical things you can do to help a child with adhd. Schedules are important with these kids. Getting plenty of rest really helps. Setting up expectations as well as consequences is essential. Despite some parents best efforts this is not enough. You may wish to consult your doctor about further treatment. ...Read more

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My child isn't keeping fluids down, what can I do?

My child isn't keeping fluids down, what can I do?

Depends: Are you giving water? Water will cause vomiting. The best thing to give is real name brand ginger ale, just above room temp. Not too cold! start with a teaspoon then 2 and slowly progress- if your child won't take ginger ale use any white soda just be sure it is not diet. If dehydrated and not wetting, no tears, lethargic, seek medical assistance! ...Read more

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How is for a child living with down syndrome?

How is for a child living with down syndrome?

Broad topic: A bit too broad for a 400 character answer. You might explore the official website of the national down syndrome society & check out thir regular stories on this topic. www.ndss.org/my-great-story. ...Read more

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I have a child with down syndrome? What do I do?

I have a child with down syndrome? What do I do?

Down's Syndrome: Your pediatrician will be very familiar with this, and will help you. You can also look for a local support group. There is also a national group, as well. http://www.ndss.org ...Read more

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Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Tips for mentally stimulating a child with down syndrome?

Early Intervention: Programs for infants with DS accelerate attainment of motor, communication, self-help/adaptive & cognitive skills through OT, PT, cognitive, behavioral & Speech/Language Therapy from 0-3, then Early Childhood Special Education beginning at age 3 + individual therapies, if possible. Ask teachers & therapists what skills your child has mastered, what he's ready to do next & how to motivate him. ...Read more