When your physician first tells you that your baby may have trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome) or that this diagnosis is suspected, you will be overwhelmed with questions. The first question usually is “What is trisomy 13?” This book was written to answer some of these questions, to share insights of parents of children with trisomy…

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When your Physician first tells you that your baby may have Trisomy 18 (Edward syndrome) or that this diagnosis is suspected, you will be overwhelmed with questions. The first question usually is, “What is trisomy 18”? This guidebook was written to answer some of these questions, to share insights of other parents of children with…

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Birth Plan for Hannah Faith, diagnosed with Trisomy 18 On October 7th 2013, I was 14 weeks pregnant and expecting a call from our genetics counselor to reveal the gender of our third child! Her words, instead changed the course of my life. My child had Trisomy 18. I had never heard of it. But…

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It’s March and in SOFT’s world that means Trisomy Awareness Month! Every March our SOFT community celebrates Trisomy Awareness Month. This is a time when we share awareness and education of Trisomy conditions, celebrate our children who are beating the odds and remember our sweet Angels who left us far too soon. The message we deliver…

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Presented at the 2012 SOFT Conference, St. Louis  Dr. Carey began by saying questions were welcomed. He also noted most participants were familiar with the basics of trisomy, so he would emphasize new information.  The result was he completed about 10% of his forty prepared slides. The order of information that follows reflects the questions…

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Bonnie Baty, PhD, Genetic Counselor at the University of Utah, in collaboration with SOFT, created the first, and still only, charts with growth curves for infants and children with trisomy 18 and 13. Children’s standardized growth charts are separate for boys and girls. The SOFT charts are a combination of both male and female growth.…

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