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Home Birth: Life Changing

When I searched “Home Birth” on google, things like: “Is it legal?,” “Is it safe?,” “How to..,” came up. Yes it is legal, super safe and very easy.. well sorta… Mind you I had wanted a home birth since I found out I was pregnant for the first time. I did not get my wish […]

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About my Diagnosis Not Identity BLOG..

I decided to blog because it was something I had in mind for a few months. Once I realized that my brain was not big enough to hold in so many thoughts I figured I would write about them. I honestly was not sure how to begin, all I knew, was what I wanted it […]

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He Will Walk When He’s 4 Years Old… Maybe.

One thing that I did not know about Down Syndrome was the delay in development. DS children have low muscle tone and long tongues. Combined, these characteristics can delay them from reaching milestones that other children their age do with no difficulty. My son is 8 months old and he can almost hold his head […]

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So Who’s Fault Was This?

Once Rodrigo’s blood work came back his pediatrician made a call to the NICU, where we stayed for a week due to his high bilirubin level, to confirm his diagnosis. She told me that he indeed have Down Syndrome but it was the rarer type of Trisomy 21. There are rare types? Yes guys there […]

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I Cried & Cried & Cried…….. A Lot!

& NO I did not cry because my son was diagnosed with Down Syndrome! I cried because I did not want him to go through whatever he will go through in this society.. A society that judges you for being “different.” As a mother all I want is to protect my own and even before […]

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He has Down Syndrome?!

My midwife said, “you as a nurse should see some characteristics on him, do you see them?” My response was hesitant and I just said, “well all newborns look the same when they are born, I can’t really tell.” But I knew the minute I held him in my arms that my son had Trisomy […]

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