If you get any two or more parents of children with Trisomy together the conversation will inevitably turn to the subject of constipation. Constipation is one of the most common health issues that families of a child with a diagnosis of Trisomy 18, 13 or other related disorder face. Managing your child’s bowels becomes a…

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What should parents and medical professionals know and expect as reasonable health standards for children with Trisomy 18? Dr. John Carey, MD and medical advisor for SOFT discusses current medical standards and expectations for children living with Trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome. From the 2013 TrisomyTalk.com series of medical webinars. Dr. John Carey, MD and…

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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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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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Care of the Infant and Child with Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 13 was written for parents who are expecting, living with or remembering a child affected with these disorders. The greater portion of text covers problems and management of care of the live born infant and living child.  It has been continually updated as new…

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For parents of infants newly diagnosed with Trisomy 18 or 13 The Need for Information at Diagnosis For parents facing decision-making following a prenatal diagnosis or diagnosis following the birth of a son or daughter with trisomy 18 or trisomy 13, information is essential, if informed decisions are to be made. Parents are being asked…

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