Leicestershire Down’s Syndrome Group
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Contact Us - Help and Advice Line 07595-821127  Email: info@leicesterdownsgroup.co.uk
Stories
Contact Us - Help and Advice Line 07595-821127  Email: info@leicesterdownsgroup.co.uk
Some Stories from our members
“We found out that there was something ‘not quite right’ with our baby at the first dating scan at 11 weeks. Our baby had a large nuchal fold on the back of the neck. We were offered an amniocentesis and by the time we had reached the 15th week of pregnancy we knew that our baby had down syndrome. Despite some initial set backs, we had great care at the hospital and we were offered plenty of information and people to talk to. “Our beautiful daughter was born one week early and although she had a 9 day stay in the neo-natal unit, she was then well and healthy enough to come home. Thankfully that is still the case and our daughter is now thriving in mainstream school, she has lots of friends and enjoys taking part in lots of after school activities such as gymnastics, trampolining, streetdance, ballet dancing and also swimming.”
Leicestershire Down’s Group is a registered charity No 1098024
“It really helped us to find out about down syndrome before our baby was born and we feel really lucky that we were able to do that.” “We decided from the start to take every day as it comes and let our daughter lead the way in her life. Our daughter is not a down syndrome child, she is a child who happens to have down syndrome, to us there is a big difference.”